High School Program + Films For Youth
VIFF HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
Now in its 15th successful year, the Vancouver International Film Festival’s High School Outreach Program offers a unique opportunity for Vancouver-area students to experience the best that international cinema has to offer. Given that an overwhelming number of films distributed in Canada are made in Hollywood, we like to present a program to counter that fact - a program that reflects the Festival’s “Same Planet, Different Worlds” theme.
This year, VIFF is exceptionally pleased to offer a selection of dramas and documentaries that are of particular relevance to today’s youth: An itinerant American basketball player plies his trade in Iran… Congolese street children form a rap group in hopes of bettering their fortunes… An Israeli girl and her rapscallion father pose as refugees… The locations in these films may be exotic but their themes are universal. Consequently, this program offers something for every young person looking to expand his or her horizons.
Teachers can book screenings by downloading the PDF form or contacting Siobhan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: Our fax machine has gone on vacation and is not working, please call or email all requests as per instructions on the order form.
Special ticket price of $7 per student attending as a high school group.
I Am Not a Rock Star
(dir. Bobbi Jo Hart, Canada) PG—coarse language
High Five: An Adoption Saga
(dir. Julia Ivanova, Canada) G—coarse language
(dir. Till Schauder, US/Germany/Iran) PG—coarse language; nudity
(dir. Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Belgium/France/DR Congo) PG—coarse & sexual language; drug use
(dir. Maya Kenig, Israel) PG—nudity; coarse language
Reel Youth Film Festival
(various directors, countries) G—themes of drug abuse and bullying
(various directors, countries) PG—coarse language; violence
OTHER FILMS RATED FOR YOUTH
In addition to the films in the High School Outreach program, we also classify a number of other films which youth 18 and under can attend.
PG -- Coarse languate; drug use; violence
Come As You Are
PG--Coarse and sexual language
Crocodile in the Yangtze
Ernest et Célestine
The Monkey King--Uproar in Heaven 3D
The Unlikely Girl
Two Little Boys
14A--Coarse language; sexually suggestive scenes; violence
18 A -- Sexcually suggestive scenes