Professional Development

Designed for beginners and experts alike, our Professional Development programme provides educators with the tools to customize their own learning experience. Workshop subjects range from filmmaking to critical film viewing, and can be facilitated at TIFF Bell Lightbox or at conferences, meetings and schools in the Greater Toronto Area.

Workshops can be booked for a minimum of 12 participants. Private film screenings are also available for a minimum of 30 educators.

DID YOU KNOW? All student workshops can be adapted for educators!

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Teaching about film

Educators learn about the fundamentals of film — including storyboarding, editing, shot composition, and special effects — in order to deepen the discussion of film with their students.

Teaching through film

Using a series of short-film examples, educators explore how cinema can be used to begin theme-based discussions. Film-based exercises linked to the Ontario Curriculum will be provided.

Filmmaking for educators

Modelled after the popular Film in a Day workshop for students, teachers work with a professional filmmaker to pitch, write, and shoot their own film — all in one day.

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