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CFI Education’s Filmmakers Go to School (FGTS) program connects elementary, middle, and high school students with filmmakers from around the world by coordinating onsite visits to classrooms throughout the Bay Area.

Through FGTS, students get the unique opportunity to meet filmmakers and engage in in-depth discussions about their work within the small-group classroom setting. At the same time, filmmakers get the chance to share their work with young audiences and talk with them more informally about the art, craft, and business of filmmaking.

Until now, FGTS has been limited to filmmakers attending the annual Mill Valley Film Festival. For 2020, we are excited to expand FGTS to a year-round program in order to serve more schools and students who may not be able to attend our programs at the theater. Field trips are great, and we love bringing students to the theater, but we know that sometimes it’s a lot easier for us to come to you. So we are taking our show on the road!

If you are interested in having your school or class take part in the FGTS program with a visit from a local or guest filmmaker, please contact our Education Outreach Manager, Shakira Refos, at [email protected].