Whether produced by our Education Department or another fantastic organization, we are proud to share a wide variety of classroom materials, lesson plans, online tutorials, and links to fantastic reading! Contact us to share anything else you think would be great: we’re always looking for more!
FILM STUDIES RESOURCES
The Cinematheque’s Film Study Guide series provides a comprehensive look at the history and art of cinema. These practical resources are packed with classroom-ready tools and activities accessible to a range of learning styles and age groups. Visit our online store to purchase these guides individually, in sets of five, or as a complete series at a highly discounted rate.
The Grey Fox: Artists and Their Stories is a 30 minute documentary profiling the story behind the making of one of Canadian cinema’s greats: The Grey Fox. It includes extended interviews with Jackie Burroughs, who plays Kate Flynn, and screen writer John Hunter, as well as archival interviews with director Philip Borsos and star Richard Farnsworth. We also have an accompanying study guide available free of charge. Download the guide in English or French. Contact us if you’d like a copy of the guide and/or documentary sent to your school or library.
VIDEO PRODUCTION RESOURCES
From downloadable PDFs of storyboards and production planning sheets to extended instructional videos about planning a video production unit, here you’ll find nearly everything you need to support your youth video project.
The Internet has become the greatest, most in-depth resource for aspiring filmmakers. Many websites offer excellent tutorials on how to achieve high end cinematic results, while others provide free professional tools, and here you’ll find a list of our favourites.
From information about film schools to film festivals and independent production funding, there are lots of resources here for youth wanting to move forward with their filmmaking careers.
MEDIA LITERACY RESOURCES
The Cinematheque Education Department is one of several organizations that publish online media literacy lesson plans for use by educators worldwide. Here you’ll find a wide variety, covering many subject areas.
Around the world, critical thinkers, writers and educators are contributing to a growing body of literature about media education and media literacy. Check out the wide array of big ideas and great organizations you can use as resources.