Each year, the Regent Park Film Festival presents a specially designed series of films for younger audiences. This program is FREE of charge to all schools interested in taking part.
The Regent Park Film Festival’s School Program provides media-literacy programming to students in Grades 1-8 across the GTA. Not only do we offer a fun film festival experience specifically tailored to young people, our programming also engages crucial social issues affecting Toronto’s diverse student population. A unique and thought-provoking outing for your students, not to be missed! Please be sure to book seats for all individuals attending, including teachers, parent chaperones and students. Daniels Spectrum is an accessible venue.
Seating is limited, so please book early.
If you have any questions or accessibility requests please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416.599.7733.
It is often easy to forget or lose our way. This program focuses on the concept of self-identity and belonging; building relationships and facing challenges. The films in this program explore what it means to hold onto, celebrate, and reflect on our sense of who we are.
Tuesday, November 13 from 9:00-11:00am
Thursday, November 15 from 1:00-3:00pm
Each of these films reflect on the concept of barriers, whether they be physical, interpersonal or social. This program deals with ideas of accessibility, cultural difference, and overcoming adversity. We all experience barriers in our own lives, and sometimes the barriers we face are similar to barriers others face, and sometimes they are different. By celebrating, reflecting, and overcoming barriers, the films in this program teach us how to understand others as well as ourselves.
Tuesday, November 13 from 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, November 14 from 1:00-3:00pm
Each of the films presented centre around youth confronting the prejudice and negative stereotypes they face. The subjects and characters of these films acknowledge the difficulty it takes to face the world as themselves, but are resilient and understand the value that comes from knowing their self-worth. We will use these films to engage in topics of microaggressions, racism, anti-black racism, marginalization, homophobia, Islamophobia, privilege, bias, queerness, stereotypes and trauma. Definitions for these words will be provided at the end of this lesson plan as some of the discussion questions will make reference to these words.
Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00-11:00am
Thursday, November 15 from 9:00-11:00am