The Regent Park Film Festival is a unique and thought-provoking outing for your students: not only do we offer a fun film festival experience specifically tailored to young people, our programming also creates a dialogue surrounding crucial social issues affecting Toronto’s diverse student population.
For the first time this year, we are extending our program to high school students, with two very highly-acclaimed documentary films.
We offer simple and effective lesson plans to help get your class ready for the festival! These great learning tools were created by our Education Committee, comprised of teachers, teacher candidates, and those with a strong interest in film education.
We’re all part of something big and beautiful! Come along on the magical journey of water and watch how it moves through the world. We’ll visit friends along the way and listen to their enchanting stories. Let’s laugh, learn and ask some important questions together!
Everyone has something wonderful, warm and unique to offer. The films this year will show us how to accept, respect, and encourage each other’s differences and most importantly, love our own individuality.
The earth doesn’t need us but we need the earth! Let’s find new ways to protect the only one we have from the threats we face to our rivers, lakes, and oceans.
How do we make friends across borders and understand our unique and intertwining histories? The films this year imagine what war might look like in the city of Toronto and question the cultural challenges that might arise from making friends across borders.
A Special Co-Presentation with the Hot Docs’ For Schools Program
No Place To Hide: The Rehtaeh Parsons Story tells the harrowing tale of cyber-bullying victim Rehtaeh Parsons. Two years before her tragic death, Rehtaeh was brutally humiliated after images of her being sexually assaulted were shared via social media. After tolerating the abuse and lack of protection on the part of her community, she takes her own life. Lesson Plan
T-Rex is a compelling coming-of-age story about boxing phenomenon Claressa ‘T-Rex” Shields. Claressa works through family drama and personal struggles to train and carve a space for herself in the unequal and discriminative world of American sports. Lesson Plan