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 130 high schools in Southern California have attended the festival to date. In 2023, we will welcome our 39,000th 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.
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 continues to grow with about 3,000 students attending each year.
Pascal Ladreyt, Founder, ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America)
5 DAYS OF HIGH SCHOOL SCREENINGS
For the 16th year, High School screenings will take place at the Directors Guild of America for five days at 10:00 am, during the 27th Edition of the Festival.
The featured film will be 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, produced by AATF is now available to teachers participating in the program.