SAVE THE DATES!
MAY 5-11, 2022

Join us this spring for another line-up of great documentaries and special guests at the 6th DocLands Documentary Film Festival!

We plan to offer our free DocLands Education programs both online to schools across the country and—as health guidelines and COVID variants allow—back in the theater for San Francisco Bay Area schools.

SCHOOL SCREENINGS
We will present free screenings of several documentaries carefully selected from the complete DocLands program in a variety of subjects designed for curriculum enhancement. Screenings will include guest speakers—filmmakers, film subjects and/or subject area experts—for either live or pre-recorded virtual post-screening conversations and Q&As along with a toolkit of free curriculum resources.

FILMMAKERS GO TO SCHOOL
For a more interactive festival experience, our Filmmakers Go to School program will connect Festival filmmakers with students in real time to discuss and answer questions about their film and the art and craft of filmmaking. We hope to offer both Virtual Visits on Zoom, where students can engage in live online discussions, as well as in-person visits to San Francisco Bay Area classrooms, where possible.

Thank you to all of the teachers and students who participated in our first annual DocLands Education program in May 2021! 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, the 2021 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. More than a dozen filmmaker guests from around the world took part in our Filmmakers Go to School Virtual Visits with hundreds more students from schools across the country.

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.

This program is so important for the enrichment of our students, and I was very pleased with how easy it was for all of my students to participate.
— Teacher, Holy Names High School

I learned that there are a lot of amazing things about the world.
— 
Student, Aptos Middle School

DOCLANDS EDUCATION IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM

NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION

RESONANCE PHILANTHROPIES