film guides

Suitable for classroom and informal settings (e.g. for families, after school and library programs).

Designed to enhance the viewing experience of the selected film, whether screened in classrooms, community spaces or families’ homes. Consider your setting, age of audience, themes, film type (live action, animation, documentary, etc.), language (age-appropriate, dubbed or subtitled, etc.). and any timing constraints to decide which prompts and activities you’ll use.

PCFF FILM GUIDES include:

film overview: synopsis, themes, run time, country, language, recommended ages
set the stage: thought starters (background info and words to know)
clues + cues: pay-attention-while-watching suggestions
talk about it: discussion questions
get creative: extension activities (writing prompts, hands-on, film-related)
make connections: additional resources (books, films, local connections)
beyond the film: related internet links

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   GENERAL FILM GUIDE (Can be used with any film!) | Click to download PDF

   FAMILY MOVIE WATCHING GUIDE (Can be used with any film!) | Click to download PDF

   PCFF FILM-SPECIFIC GUIDES

NEW! 2017 FESTIVAL FILM GUIDES

PAST FESTIVAL FEATURE FILMS

PAST FESTIVAL SHORT FILMS