Photos L – R: 1& 2, Tommy Lau Photography, 3-8 CFI Education Staff
This was really positive for all of my students to be able to watch movies in a group setting on campus as well as for students to be able to watch (or re-watch) a movie at home for writing their film reviews. The films were excellent for discussion, and I’m so thankful that this online option was offered again this year. —Teacher, Tamiscal High School
This was an incredibly positive experience! From the exposure to foreign languages and subtitles, to providing us with an opportunity to discuss difficult topics like cyberbullying, it was all so valuable. I was so proud of my students on day 2 of our streaming experience because they sat in a circle and discussed their ideas about the short films in a self-guided discussion. It was really powerful to hear their ideas and see them listen and respond to one another. —Teacher, Edna Maguire Elementary School
The most important thing that I learned from this film is that anyone is able to make a difference no matter your age, background, views, etc. If you believe in something and actively strive for change, anything is possible. —Student, Tamalpais High School
It inspired my students to want to become better story tellers through film. They enjoyed the variety of shorts because they could see the wide range of ways to tell a story and the need to do it clearly. It’s just great for them to grasp that they can make meaningful movies at a young age. —Teacher, Miller Creek Middle School
My favorite part of the film was about teaching us about how to not give up and to keep trying. —Student, Alexander Rose Elementary School
Thank you to all of the teachers and students who participated in the MVFF Education program at the 44th Mill Valley Film Festival!
In our second year offering the program online, we were able to expand our outreach well beyond the San Francisco Bay Area and were overjoyed that more than 12,000 teachers and students from 114 different schools in 25 states were able to take advantage of our free film screenings, filmmaker conversations, and curriculum resources. While everyone was still getting back in the groove of being in school in person, we knew the timing wasn’t right to bring students into our theaters just yet, but we were so happy for most of you to be back in your classrooms watching and talking about Festival films together.
Thanks to some amazing local partners, we were also able to present a handful of opportunities for students to speak with filmmakers in person, either on or near their school campuses. In another unpredictable pandemic year, we were grateful to be able to share the Festival experience with so many students across the country. Whether online or in-person, we hope you will join us for more great programming at MVFF45 next fall!
It was amazing as usual and created some fantastic discussion in class. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate you and the entire MVFF/CFI staff for offering this to schools. –Teacher, Miller Creek Middle School
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