The Filmmakers in the Classroom program was launched in the fall of 2010 to provide students and their teachers with intensive, hands-on instruction in film literacy, critical thinking, screenwriting and filmmaking.
Bay Area classes are matched with local professional filmmakers for a series of classroom sessions over the course of the semester, culminating in the production of collaborative short film projects.
If you are a classroom teacher and would like to participate in the program, your class should meet the following criteria:
The Filmmakers in the Classroom program is made possible by the generous support of the Hearst Foundations.
|The Filmmakers in the Classroom program through the San Francisco Film Society was an incredibly valuable experience that enabled my class to tap into 21st century skills and critical thinking… My students were given an unforgettable opportunity that inspired and motivated storytelling through personal experience while building our classroom community and expanding our ability to empathize with others’ perspectives. —Elizabeth Jackson, 4th grade teacher, Bayshore Elementary School |
Thank you again for such a valuable experience. Students learned so much: elements of a screenplay, how to collaborate, shooting/sequence of filmmaking and so much more. Mr. Upham was stellar as a teacher and director. We were fortunate to have him educate us. —Myrna Maroun, Drama Teacher, Galileo Academy
Thanks to this enriching, informative experience I can happily say that I will never be able to look at movies in the way I once did. I always thought that making a film was easy and effortless, but through this process I have learned that it requires a lot of time, a lot of patience, and a lot of love for this type of art. I have a newfound respect for all movies and their producers. I don't think I will ever be so quick to judge a film again. —Student, Galileo Academy