THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR FIRST ANNUAL DOCLANDS EDUCATION PROGRAM!

We had a great time sharing our curated selection of free screenings from the DocLands Documentary Film Festival program with almost 3,000 students from over 51 schools around the country. Featuring 10 different film programs for grades 4–12, this year’s DocLands Education program was presented virtually on our CFI Education Online platform and explored a wide range of subjects from climate change to restorative justice to the college admissions process. Each screening was followed by an in-depth conversation with filmmakers, film subjects, and other special guests from around the world and supplemented by a toolkit of curriculum resources for integrating the films into classroom curriculum.

Our Filmmakers Go to School program offered an additional interactive film festival experience, connecting guest filmmakers with students in real time via Zoom to discuss and answer questions about their films and the art and craft of filmmaking. More than a dozen filmmaker guests from around the world took part in these Virtual Visits with hundreds of students from schools across the country.

Whether online or in-person, we hope you will join us for more great films and conversations at the DocLands Documentary Film Festival next spring!

DocLands Education conversation with THE MISSFITS Director Ellie Wen and Film Subjects Emma Bethel and Maddie Woo, and PIGEON GIRL Director Whitney Legge and Film Subject Maryam, moderated by CFI Director of Education Joanne Parsont.

DOCLANDS EDUCATION IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM

NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION

RESONANCE PHILANTHROPIES