THE DOCLANDS EDUCATION PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
DocLands Education offers FREE live and virtual field trips for students around the Bay Area and across the country to attend the 7th annual DocLands Documentary Film Festival. Join us May 8–12 for another season of great new films and special guests!
We are excited to share the festival with you and your students. The program includes:
- In-theater and online documentary film screenings for grades 5-12
- Live Q&As with filmmakers and film subjects
- Curriculum resources for teachers and students, including lesson plans, discussion guides, and activity toolkits
- In-person and virtual Filmmakers Go to School visits to classrooms
IN-THEATER SCREENINGS: May 10–12
All in-person screenings will take place at the Smith Rafael Film Center in downtown San Rafael. We encourage schools within walking distance of the theater, or with access to private or public transportation, to attend in person. We are able to offer a limited number of buses to other local schools on a first come, first served basis. Please specify your transportation needs when you register for your screenings.
ONLINE SCREENINGS: May 8–12
All online screenings will be available for streaming to schools anywhere in the U.S. on the CAFILM Education Online platform from 12:01am on May 8 through 11:59pm on May 12. All of the supplemental curriculum resources will all be available indefinitely on the CAFILM Education Online platform and on the CAFILM Education website.
FILMMAKERS GO TO SCHOOL
For school groups that are unable to travel to the theater, we also offer this additional interactive program in which filmmakers can visit your school. Throughout the Festival (and often several days beyond), CAFILM Education staff members take filmmaker guests out to school campuses to meet with students in their classrooms or auditoriums for live, in-depth discussions about their films and the art and craft of filmmaking. If you are interested in a filmmaker visit, please complete this visit request form.
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 CAFILM 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
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