GENERATION NEXT, OUR NEW YOUTH-FOCUSED FILM SERIES
This Spring, we recruited ten Calgary high school students to help us pick six youth-focused selections from a roster of new films from around the world. With the help of professional mentors from the festival, our student panel chose their favourite films to share with classrooms and Calgary Film audiences.
Generation Next will be open to classrooms in the Calgary area and will run during school hours September 24-27, 2018. This program is our way of empowering the youth perspective, and is the first of its kind in Canada.
Not a student? Don't despair! Generation Next films will also screen as part of our regular festival lineup.
GENERATION NEXT FILMS
Nathan Pfaff’s powerful and heartwarming feature directorial debut follows Katie Taylor, a Los Angeles casting director, as she teaches filmmaking to youth in an impoverished South African community. Watch the Trailer
SCIENCE FAIR follows the trials and tribulations of teenage scientists as they compete for the top prize at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Watch the Trailer
Director Katharina Mueckstein’s second feature film is a raw, honest coming-of-age drama with a synth-heavy soundtrack that takes us down the familiar path of trying to fit in amongst friends, and figuring out our identity. Watch the Trailer
RESPETO is the feature debut of veteran music video director Treb Monteras, who to date has directed more than 300 music videos. The film is a bold, dark, utterly unique and electric film filled with original poetry and rap music, lead by Filipino hip-hop artist and YouTube star Abra. Watch the Trailer
Based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth, director Desiree Akhavan’s (APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR) adaptation is a witty, coming-of-age teen story starring Chloë Grace Moretz (DIARY OF A WIMPY KID) and Sasha Lane (AMERICAN HONEY). Read More
Born into an unconventional Ecuadorian family, Paola grows up moving between Ecuador and Colombia and finds herself unable to fit in any mold. Watch the Trailer
WHY GENERATION NEXT?
Contemporary cinema has kept pace with current events. Today, the youth perspective is more visible than ever, and we want to empower their voices. Generation Next is our response to the need for collaboration with youth.
Funded by the Calgary Foundation, Rozsa Foundation and Telus, Generation Next features six films curated by Calgary high school students from all corners of the world. The program brings these global stories to the cinema and then to Calgary classrooms – where the conversation can continue.
HOW IT WORKS
Teachers can now sign up to bring their high school classes to attend one or more screenings of these films. All films are geared towards grades 4-12 and have a strong connection to curriculum. School screenings will take place during school hours at Cineplex Eau Claire (200 Barclay Parade SW) at 10:00AM and 1:00PM, from September 24-27, 2018.
We’ve made it easy for teachers to register their classes and take advantage of this program featuring curriculum-relevant films. Are you a film-loving student, a parent or know any high school educators? Download this PDF and share information about the program!
BOOK CLASSES BY SEPTEMBER 7
The deadline for educators to sign up their classes is deadline of September 7, 2018.
The cost is $10 per student and covers bus transportation to and from Eau Claire Market on screening day, reserved seating block for each classroom, curriculum materials supplied to each teacher, pre-film introduction by festival staff, the film screening, and a Q&A with guests following the film.
Any questions? Please contact Schools Coordinator Stacey Robins at firstname.lastname@example.org