Teacher Guide for NYICFF Kid Flicks Two
In advance of your Field Trip to the New York International Children’s Film Festival, please utilize this pre-visit guide which aims to prepare your class for the screening.
The screening consists of an hour long program of eight short films from six different countries. The films vary in length, story, theme, and style. In the post-screening discussion, facilitated on-site, the group will dig deeper into the films to find connections and contrasts between the films.
With a focus on media literacy, the buzzwords and discussion questions in this guide will encourage your students to think critically about film and form their own opinions or interpretations.
Remind your students that films, just like the stories found in books, have similar narrative components, such as: THEME, SETTINGS, CHARACTERS, and so on. Many of these concepts will be familiar to your students, however, this program aims to have students apply these concepts to film.
After your visit, our Post-Visit Discussion Guide will facilitate follow-up conversations with students in the classroom. See the Post-Visit Guide for alignment with NY State Learning Standards.
Download the Teacher Guide for Kid Flicks Two here.