Education Screenings

Education Screenings
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Have you ever considered taking your students on a field trip to the movies? Milwaukee Film’s education screenings are a great way to expose students to different cultures and inspire their imaginations!

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Presented by the Brewers Community Foundation
Thanks to the Herzfeld Foundation and the Gerda A. Debelak Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Do you want to take your students on a field trip to the movies? Movies that raise the bar for Milwaukee youth multicultural programming? Join us for the Milwaukee Film Festival Education Screenings—a collection of inspiring, beautiful, and thoughtful films that use the power of cinema to engage your students while reinforcing intellectual ideas.

Education screenings incorporate curriculum for areas such as:

  • Language Arts: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Social Science: Global Cultures, Heritage, and Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Fine Arts: Media Literacy, Filmmaking, and Animation
  • Foreign Languages: Communication, Culture, and Geography

Education screenings take place at the Landmark Oriental Theatre and include post-screening discussions with filmmakers or media educators. We offer screenings for the following grade ranges: 1-3, 4-6, 6-8 and 9-12. Participating teachers receive film-related curriculum packets, which include the Wisconsin Common Core standards that screenings and activities meet. 

Education Screening dates for the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival have yet to be announced. Please check back later in the year.

Contact Cara Ogburn , Milwaukee Film Education Manager: or (414) 755-1965, x203

Education Screening films from the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival:

260 Shorts Program
(grades 1 - 3)
We will be screening a program of short films that consider the handling of various kinds of conflict and difference. (Note: All films will be in English or not contain dialogue.)

256 Zarafa
(grades 4 - 6)
An animated film depicting friendship and a dangerous journey from the Sudan to Paris.
(Note: Will be presented in French with English subtitles. Some historical elements that may scare sensitive viewers, including child slavery and animal poaching.)

261 Maidentrip
(grades 6-8)
An inspiring documentary about Laura Dekker, the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world 
(Note: Laura occasionally uses adult language.)

262 Valentine Road
(grades 9-12)
A heartbreaking documentary tackling issues of emotional and physically abusive families, LGBT identity, youth gun violence and which accepts and values the voices of young people as experts on this case.