Education

Screenings for Schools


The Screenings for Schools program is a year-round series of carefully curated films and presentations at theaters, schools and other venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Films are selected to support the curriculum of a range of grade levels and subject areas, and all programs are interactive experiences with opportunities for students to engage with filmmakers, industry professionals and subject area specialists in post-screening discussions and Q&As. Viewing guides are provided for most films to all participating teachers, providing useful questions, activities and additional resources for integrating each program's content into the classroom. Download SFFS viewing guides in the Lesson Library of our media education web portal FilmEd.

SFFS Education also brings filmmakers directly into the schools to meet and discuss their films with students in smaller classroom settings. These interactive visits allow students to engage with filmmakers from around the world and give the artists the opportunity to show their films to new audiences and gain valuable feedback from a youth perspective.

All programs and materials are developed in alignment with Common Core and California educational standards for media literacy.