School Visits

Important Information

This year our festival will look a little different as we head online. Our brand new programme of international short films will be available to stream online direct into your classroom, and at no charge. We will also be assisting you with access to several key feature films from previous editions of Discovery Film Festival. 

In 2020 we have a total of 15 new short films catering for all ages, and some signposts to where you can now find some of our favourite feature films we presented in earlier editions of the festival. All the short films are free to watch on our festival screening platform at any time between Saturday 17 October and Sunday 1 November. The features are all available to rent or purchase at minimal cost via Amazon Prime, with some having the option of BluRay/DVD too. Resource packs for pre- and post-screening activities for all the films are free to download from the Discovery website at any time. Find out more about our 2020 Schools Programme here and register your interest in taking part by emailing mike.tait@dca.org.uk.    

Age Recommendations 
We screen brand new international films, which means that most of them haven’t yet been given official BBFC classification. We take great care in considering what age groups might best enjoy each film and whether the content is suitable. Our free to download resource packs each contain information about any issues or content for you to consider before booking so that you can make an informed decision for your particular class. Please make sure you read this information before booking. If you have any remaining doubts or concerns, then please contact mike.tait@dca.org.uk for an individual discussion of the film’s content.

Learning Resources
Curriculum for Excellence-relevant learning resources are available to support many of the films in the programme. These are free and  will be available to download from discoveryfilmfestival.org.uk/resources from 11:00 on Mon 21 September. We would be delighted to see any pupils’ work resulting from your visit. Email us at discovery@dca.org.uk

Subtitles 
We note on event pages where a film is in a foreign language and is subtitled in English. We encourage those able to read to enjoy the subtitles and find this to be possible for the majority of children aged 8+.