FilmMatters, is the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation’s educational outreach programme for elementary – secondary school students and teachers across the GTA. 

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FilmMatters, is the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation’s educational outreach programme for elementary – secondary school students and teachers.  We offer films free of charge to schools across the GTA.  FilmMatters gives teachers a unique opportunity to utilize film as a powerful teaching tool and to engage students in the study of important and relevant issues such as racial and cultural sensitivity, diversity and citizenship.

Whether encouraging them to learn from history or introducing them to inspirational figures who are making a difference in today’s world, FilmMatters seeks to motivate students to become active participants in “tikkun olam,” making the world a better place. The films used in the FilmMatters programme are accompanied with resource packages that teachers can utilise in the classroom both before and after the screening.

FilmMatters has been delivering diversity, anti-racism and active citizenship education through film since 2007. We offer schools the opportunity to attend free screenings of films that deal with issues of cultural, racial and religious diversity.

Our mandate is to build bridges between diverse communities using film as a means of encouraging dialogue. The films chosen for our programme can be applied across the curriculum, from English through to History and other Humanities subjects. Each of our screenings is followed by a guest speaker with expertise in the issues raised in the film and teachers are provided with detailed lesson plans to use in their classrooms.

Email to join the mailing list for updates on all FilmMatters programming: filmmatters@tjff.ca.

For more information please visit tjff.com/filmmatters

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date: January 1, 2024

Closing Date: December 31, 2024

Ongoing

Virtual / In-Person

In class and Online

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Free

Accessibility

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