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16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival: SCHOOL PROGRAM

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Daniels Spectrum

585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


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All shows have now sold out.

Due to theatre capacity we cannot make more seats available at this time.

To be put on the waitlist, please email with the following information:

  • School name

  • Program and screening you are interested in (specify if you want to be on the waitlist for only a particular date, or for any date for a particular program)

  • Number of tickets you are requesting (make sure to include parent chaperones, teachers, educational assistants, etc. who will be attending in this number)

  • Phone number

Thank you for your interest in the Regent Park Film Festival school program! For more information about our year-round programming, visit:

Reserve seats for your class to attend the Regent Park Film Festival's School Program! This program is FREE of charge to all schools interested in taking part.

Seating is limited, so please book early!

The Regent Park Film Festival’s School Program provides media-literacy programming to students in Grades 1-8 across the GTA. Not only do we offer a fun film festival experience specifically tailored to young people, our programming also engages crucial social issues affecting Toronto's diverse student population. A unique and thought-provoking outing for your students, not to be missed!

Complete program descriptions, with accompanying lesson plans tailored by grade level, can be found on our website.

Please be sure to book seats for all individuals attending, including teachers, parent chaperones and students. Daniels Spectrum is an accessible venue.

If you have any accessibility concerns, or any other questions, please email us at or call us at 416.599.7733.

***If you are interested in booking a screening that is sold out, please email directly with the date and time period you wish and we will put you on our waitlist.***

Program Descriptions

Grades 1-3

It is often easy to forget or lose our way. This program focuses on the concept of self-identity and belonging; building relationships and facing challenges. The films in this program explore what it means to hold onto, celebrate, and reflect on our sense of who we are.

Tuesday, November 13 from 9:00-11:00am

Thursday, November 15 from 1:00-3:00pm

Grades 4-6

Each of these films reflect on the concept of barriers, whether they be physical, interpersonal or social. This program deals with ideas of accessibility, cultural difference, and overcoming adversity. We all experience barriers in our own lives, and sometimes the barriers we face are similar to barriers others face, and sometimes they are different. By celebrating, reflecting, and overcoming barriers, the films in this program teach us how to understand others as well as ourselves.

Tuesday, November 13 from 1:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, November 14 from 1:00-3:00pm

Grades 7-8

Each of the films presented centre around youth confronting the prejudice and negative stereotypes they face. The subjects and characters of these films acknowledge the difficulty it takes to face the world as themselves, but are resilient and understand the value that comes from knowing their self-worth. We will use these films to engage in topics of microaggressions, racism, anti-black racism, marginalization, homophobia, Islamophobia, privilege, bias, queerness, stereotypes and trauma. Definitions for these words will be provided at the end of this lesson plan as some of the discussion questions will make reference to these words.

Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00-11:00am

Thursday, November 15 from 9:00-11:00am

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