About MIFF Schools

Enhance your students’ cinema and language learning, intercultural understanding and media-analysis skills with the MIFF Schools program.

MIFF Schools is an initiative that aims to enrich the cinema experience for younger viewers. The 2022 program will be available in cinemas ($12 tickets per student, free for teachers) and online on the festival’s digital platform MIFF Play ($35 per stream). Each ticket is valid for one class viewing of your MIFF Schools film from 15 to 19 August.

This year’s slate has been curated with a view to presenting high-quality, diverse films in some of the languages commonly taught in Victorian schools – French, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese – as well as to strengthen students’ understanding of First Nations cultures and history. The films have also been selected for how well they address the Victorian Curriculum Learning Areas for The Arts, The Humanities, Science and Languages, as well as themes and issues relevant to the Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, and Personal and Social capabilities. 

Additionally, MIFF will present free Professional Learning webinars on each of the programmed films. These online seminars will be delivered by Dr Josh Nelson, MIFF’s film-analysis expert, to give teachers additional resources, strategies and ideas for how to best incorporate a screening of a MIFF Schools film with their students’ classroom-based learning.

Kate Fitzpatrick