The smallest members of your family, the young at heart, and everyone in between will find something to love in this exciting lineup of films. This eclectic collection has the power to connect us with storytellers in far-off destinations, from China and South Africa to our own backyard.
The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales is a hand drawn animated film following a group of misfit barnyard animals. Their absurd situations and lively pace will bring back memories of the zaniest Looney Tunes cartoons. But don’t be fooled. Beneath its light-hearted surface lies its emotional core.
Collected from around the world, this compilation of short films explores a variety of storytelling techniques, from documentaries exploring the heart and soul of small town America to animated films using traditional hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques to bring their characters to life. This collection gives students the perfect smorgasbord of all the SFFILM Festival has to offer.
The Art & Science of Lucasfilm program features experienced professionals from the various Lucasfilm divisions sharing their knowledge with Bay Area middle and high school students in a series of behind-the-scenes, interactive multimedia presentations that demonstrate the intersection of art and science in the entertainment industry. Each event includes time for discussion, where students have the opportunity to ask questions of Lucasfilm, supervisors, artists and engineers.
Inventing Tomorrow is an inspiring documentary that follows the stories of young scientists from around the globe who participate in Intel’s ISEF science fair. A class screening of the film may complement an environmental science, math, or world affairs curriculum, and will encourage students to reflect on the importance of the critical thought and scientific participation worldwide. Discussion questions and supplemental materials facilitate further research into related topics such as health and the environment, community organizing, and technology development, reminding us all that kids can make a difference!