Hands-on Workshops

Educator Booking Inquiry Form

Hands-on Workshops are available on Tuesdays-Fridays from September 26, 2017 through June 21, 2018.

2167 Workshop

Period
Each
Grades
Half Day
Free
9-12

In collaboration with ImagiNATIVE, from September 26-December 21, TIFF School Programmes will offer a FREE 2-hour workshop for high school students, featuring the exploration of five VR installations from the 2167 Exhibition (link to Exhibition page).

Part of Canada on Screen, 2167 features the work of five Indigenous filmmakers and artists who have been commissioned to create VR projects envisioning Indigenous life 150 years in the future. Works include Danis Goulet's The Hunt, Scott Benesiinaabandan's Blueberry Pie Under the Martian Sky, and Postcommodity's Each Branch Determined.

The workshop will explore the social issues, themes and technology developed within the installations, as well as the creation of a filmed response. Teachers will receive a compilation video of their students' responses one week after the completion of the workshop.

In-Class Filmmaking Residency

NEW for 2017-18! By popular demand, TIFF Learning now brings a 7-week filmmaking programme to your classroom. Best suited for educators who are interested in creating a short film with their students under the guidance of a film industry professional, this programme is comprised of six 75-minute sessions and a final screening at school or at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Teachers partner with programme facilitators to lead their students through the filmmaking experience, while encouraging their class to capture the process through a video diary.


For Grades 4 to 12, open to classes of up to 32 students.

$1200

2 Residencies will be facilitated per school year - 1 per term. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to an application process. Please email learning@tiff.net for an application form.

At this time, the Residency can only be facilitated in English. No pre-existing school equipment is required.

Film in a Day

Period
Each
Grades
Full Day
$17
4-12

A favourite with educators and students of all ages, this workshop encourages students to experience the art of filmmaking first-hand. Working collaboratively, they will write, pitch and shoot a short film. Each class' film will be available for secure download within one week of the workshop's completion. "Film in a Day” can be facilitated in French or English.

Runs from from 10am - 2pm. For groups of 15–24 students.

Curriculum Connections Media Literacy, the Arts, Language/English/French, Character Education, Technology

Doc in a Day

Period
Each
Grades
Full Day
$17
7-12

Students plan, pitch and shoot a short documentary that speaks to their own experience or an issue important to them. Each class’ film will be available for secure download within one week of the workshop’s completion. “Doc in a Day” can be facilitated in French or English.

Runs from from 10am - 2pm. For groups of 15–24 students.

Curriculum Connections Media Literacy, the Arts, Language/English/French, Character Education, Technology

Sound for Film

Period
Each
Grades
Full Day
$14
1-12

In this full-day workshop, students experiment with everyday objects and tablet technology to generate music and Foley effects for a given film clip. Each class’ work will be available for secure download within one week of the workshop’s completion. This workshop can be facilitated in French or English.

Runs from 10am - 2pm. For groups of 12–35 students.

Curriculum Connections Media Literacy, Music, Science and Technology, Language

Pixilation

Period
Each
Grades
1/2 Day
$10
K-12

Students will be inspired by short-film examples and work in small groups to explore pixilation.

Teachers receive one copy of each pixilation within two weeks of the workshop’s completion.

For groups of 12–35 students.

Gr. K-3 Focus on animation through form and pattern.

Gr. 4-12 Learn about the techniques, compositions and technology used in pixilation. Students will capture the stories behind everyday movements we take for granted.

Curriculum Connections Visual Arts, Media Literacy, Drama/Dance, Math (Primary), Language (Junior/Intermediate, High School)

Makeup for Film

Period
Each
Grades
1/2 Day
$10
4-12

Using tools and techniques adapted for each grade, students experiment with creating makeup effects from a given script. In advance of the workshop, teachers may choose between the sci-fi/fantasy or action/horror themes on behalf of their students.

For groups of 12–35 students.

Curriculum Connections Visual Arts, Drama/Dance, Language, Media Literacy, Careers

digiPlaySpace

Period
Each
Grades
$9
1-8

digiPlaySpace is an award-winning interactive exhibition where students engage with new-media technologies, learning-centric games and hands-on activities. Featuring new works from internationally acclaimed artists, digiPlaySpace supports diverse learning styles, and boosts new-media literacy skills in support of the science, social studies, math, and language arts curricula.

School tours are one hour in length during the TIFF Kids International Film Festival but can be booked for two hours outside of the festival.

$15 per person for two-hour visit or digiPlaySpace and film combo. See what's screening in our Spring Forward Film Programme!

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