Feature Focus 2024

Feature Films for Grades 4-7!

Our Feature Focus program (grades 4-7) promotes an in-depth development of media literacy and critical thinking skills. These weekday matinee screenings of thought-provoking films are followed by a Q&A with a discussant  about the film’s content, message and aesthetic. Viewing guides are provided to all participating teachers, with useful questions, activities and resources for integrating each program’s content into your classroom.

After your registration, we will contact you regarding pre-purchasing snack-packs (1 small popcorn + 1 small soda). If your students plan on purchasing popcorn or drinks at concession we highly recommend you pre-order snack packs, or arrive 30 mins early. The screening will start on time, regardless of if every student is able to purchase snacks or not.

Note that we are looking into the option of offering a subtitle reader for the film, Saleem.

When: Wednesday, April 10 (Nina and the Hedgehog’s Secret) / SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 11 (Saleem) / Spots Available
Tuesday April 16, 2024 (Adventures in the Land of Asha) / SOLD OUT
Where: VIFF Centre Theatre, Vancouver

COST: $7 per student (film screening + study guide)

TO REGISTER: FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

From the makers of the animated classics, A Cat in Paris and Phantom Boy (R2R ‘16) comes a family friendly, mystery/heist romp that asserts the workers rights of a small French town, and centers friendship, family and community above all.

After being forced to leave everything behind, Saleem, a young boy carrying the burden of his past, stumbles upon a treasure map and embarks on a life-changing quest. Empathy and love shine bright as Saleem learns to lead with his heart.

Somewhere between imagination and reality, Jules and Asha begin to piece together the true history of the land and confront the prejudice of a 1940’s settler community. A fantastical tale that explores the dynamics that shaped early colonial Canada.

 

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