Coming soon - Discovery Schools Programme 2014!

14 August 2014

Here at DCA we’re busy working on this year’s Discovery Schools programme. The programme will launch on the 20 August with brochures being sent to schools and directly to teachers via email. Don’t miss out make sure your school is on the list by emailing Mike Tait, Festival Producer at

For this year’s festival once again we have travelled the world to find the most striking new films for young audiences aged from three to 18. This year we offer outstanding stories from 15 countries across the world. And Scotland, of course.

There is a 12 year old Danish superhero with the powers of an ant and a Canadian hunting trip that goes horribly wrong. A teenage girl discovers she is a horse whisperer and a coatimundi serves up a delicious strawberry milkshake. One documentary charts various complex journeys some children have in different parts of the world to simply get to school, while another has a lot of fun discovering the mind, body and soul of the teen movie. The French, German and Spanish languages all get an airing (as do Danish, Japanese and Russian!) while one truly unique animated film from Brazil tells its feature-length story with no dialogue at all.

That’s not all once again we have an exciting exhibition in DCA galleries featuring the work of artist and poet Heather Phillipson.

With so much to do, it’s well worth making a day of your visit to DCA. With a variety of workshops and creative activities on offer, there are a wealth of experiences and opportunities for critical thinking to be had, all featuring CfE-related content. We’ll even find you a space to have your packed lunch.

In 2013 nearly 5000 people from 52 schools across the region attended one of our 43 schools screenings. Whether you are returning, or joining us for your first visit, we can’t wait to welcome you to Discovery 2014!