Thought-provoking, timely, creative, and enlightening, this year’s Education Screenings at the Milwaukee Film Festival are sure to inspire! Don't wait to sign up—over 8,000 students attended Education Screenings in 2016!
Education Screenings take place at the Landmark Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee’s East Side. Tickets are only $1 per student! Plus, for MPS schools, Milwaukee Film pays for buses. Participating teachers receive curriculum packets for the films that indicate the Common Core State Standards the screenings and activities meet.
Registration for 2017 Education Screenings will open in May!
(NOTE: All Education Screenings will start promptly at 10AM. Film lineup will be announced in August!)
Last Year's Education Screenings Lineup:
Grades 1 – 3:
Home & Families - A Shorts Program
Join us for a thrilling lineup of engaging animated and live action short films where we’ll explore concepts of homes and families of all shapes and sizes -- from a mouse cleaning a house to a family trip to the moon, and everything in-between!
Grades 4 – 6:
If you ask the townspeople of Middle Island, Australia what the lovable white floofer Oddball is good for, they'd probably tell you the destruction of city property. But it turns out this pupper is very good at something else - protecting the dwindling fairy penguin population of a nearby sanctuary from the foxes that have them near extinction. A live-action film based on a true story, Oddball effortlessly weaves its environmentally conscious message into warm-hearted comedy.
Students will be entertained by the antics of Oddball as they learn about topics ranging from habitat conservation to the geography “down under” to family dynamics.
Grades 6 – 8:
Keepers of the Game
When the girls' lacrosse team of Salmon River High takes the field for the sectional championships, it's far more than their cross-town rivals they're facing down: history, misogyny, and even apathy all stand in the way of these remarkable teenage girls. Exciting game footage and moving personal portraits combine in this documentary to take you along on the team’s inspiring ride to win the championship game.
Students will be able to consider such topics as gender and sport, perseverance, and native culture all through the views of some teens like themselves.
Grades 9 – 12:
A young Afghani refugee living in Iran, Sonita dreams of becoming a famous rap artist like Rihanna. But in Iran, the government doesn’t allow girls to sing. Her aspirations take a critical hit when her mother reveals plans to bring her home to Afghanistan and sell her as a bride to help provide for her family. This documentary follows Sonita as she challenges the tradition of her culture while striving to fulfill her dream to become a female rap artist.
Students will be able to consider global cultural dynamics and the power of art and self expression.
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