FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
We’ve made it easy for teachers to register their classes and take advantage of this curriculum relevant program. Complete your registration HERE
Register before the end of this school year! Once signed up, we'll follow up in August to confirm your participation.
The final deadline to register is September 6, 2019.
WHAT IS GENERATION NEXT?
Generation Next is Calgary International FIlm Festival’s youth-focused film series. Now in its second year, Generation Next empowers youth ambassadors to hand pick films relevant to their generation and is the first of its kind in Canada.
Calgary International Film Festival recruits up to ten Calgary high school students to help pick six youth-focused selections from a roster of new films from around the world. With the help of professional mentors from the festival and a teacher advisory committee, our student panel choose their favourite films to share with classrooms peers and wider Festival audiences. These six programmed films will be screened as part of a series called Generation Next, during the upcoming 20th Anniversary Calgary International Film Festival, September 18 - 29, 2019.
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 that voice. Generation Next is our response to the need for collaboration with youth. The program brings these global stories to the cinema and then to Calgary classrooms – where the conversation can continue.
GENERATION NEXT SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS!
As well as being open to the general public to attend as part of the regular Festival programming, Generation Next is open to Calgary area schools for pre-registered field trips September 24-26, 2019 - during school hours.
Generation Next films will range in genre, tone and subject matter and are geared towards grades 9-12 classrooms. The recommended age range, and Alberta Film Classification rating will be identified alongside each programmed film in advance of final registration.
COST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GENERATION NEXT FIELD TRIP: $10 per student
Schools must register to participate. The deadline for educators to sign up their classes is September 6, 2019.
WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
Admission to the film
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
Filmmaker Q&A with invited guests following the film (for select screenings only)
School screenings will take place during school hours at Cineplex Eau Claire (200 Barclay Parade SW) at 10:00AM and 1:00PM, from September 24-26, 2019.
Bus school pick up and drop off may take place OUTSIDE of your regular school hours, depending on your school location, and proximity to the Cinema.
Students are required to bring their own bagged lunch or snacks (for the bus ride), as concession will not be open for the screenings.
Invoicing for the field trip will be after the screening takes place, once actual attendance is signed off on.