THE FESTIVAL & ELMA
A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM in partnership with ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America)
“The most important film program offered to Los Angeles schools by a festival.” LAUSD
The Festival and ELMA proudly support a new generation of foreign films viewers by offering two educational programs: HIGH SCHOOL SCREENINGS and MASTER CLASS PROGRAM.
More than 100 high schools in Southern California have attended the festival to date. In 2022, we will welcome our 33,000th student. 3,000 in-person seats are offered each year over 5 days to students and teachers who want to attend the high school screenings and since 2021, we also offer an online option, thanks to the support of ELMA.
The Master Class program is dedicated to students from colleges, film schools, and universities with the participation of French filmmakers attending the festival. Every year, two to three master classes are scheduled on campuses during the festival.
“ELMA joined forces with the film festival to create the High School screenings program because we believe exposure to foreign cinema at an early age develops a much-needed appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism. Movies that are not just entertaining but also make you think, discover new ideas, people, cultures and places. The success exceeded our expectations as the program, now in its 12th edition, continues to grow with about 3,000 students attending each year. 26,000+ students have attended over the last 11 years.”
Pascal Ladreyt, Founder, ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America)
5 DAYS OF HIGH SCHOOL SCREENINGS
For the 15th year, High School screenings will take place at the Directors Guild of America for five days at 10:00 am, during the 26th Edition of the Festival.
The featured film will be selected no later than September 2022 and presented in French with English subtitles. This Premiere screening will be appropriate for American audiences, ages 15 and older.
A pedagogical document about the film will be produced by AATF and offered before the screenings to teachers participating in the program.
2021 DOSSIER PEDAGOGIQUE PUT TOGETHER BY AATF SoCal for the film “LES HÉRITIÈRES” (Owning It)