IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, this initiative is on hold and we hope to resume in the 2020-2021 school year.
For years, our audience members have come out of theaters with this request. We hear you and agree! ACFF is proud to launch a new pilot project, the Films to Schools Initiative, this spring. Because our festival is shifting seasons this year, we have a window of opportunity to devote to bringing educational films screened at our Festival into classrooms in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in 2020. If the FtS program is successful, we will explore ways to continue and expand.
In the first phase, K-12 public school teachers who take advantage of this initiative will be able to choose from three award-winning films produced by HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios. These science-based documentaries are designed to inspire and inform students on environmental issues, and each comes with lesson materials for teachers that are tied to Next Generation Science Standards. Importantly, these films and materials will be available at no cost to the schools.
Upon request, an ACFF representative will schedule classroom screenings in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties in West Virginia, through May of 2020. Our hope is to schedule up to twenty classroom screenings this spring. We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity of HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios for making these films available to the students of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.
If you would like more information or to request a screening as part of this program, please contact Hilary Lo at: firstname.lastname@example.org