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Since 1991, this educational outreach program has created a vital connection between the annual San Francisco International Film Festival and the local educational community, providing students of all ages the opportunity to participate in the Festival experience. One of the first and largest of its kind, the Schools at the Festival program was founded by the late Robert S. Donn (1931-2003), a retired SFUSD teacher with a tremendous passion for film. Since its inception, the program has attained a level of national prestige and is often used as a model on which other film organizations and festivals have based their own education programs.

Each year more than 3,000 elementary, middle and high school students and their teachers attend weekday matinee Festival screenings, while dozens of local and visiting filmmakers from around the world visit Bay Area classrooms to share their work and interact with students.

Tickets are offered at a subsidized rate ($1.00 per person for public school students and teachers and $2.50 per person for all other schools) to selected screenings and may be purchased only through the Schools at the Festival office prior to the Festival. For ticket reservations and information, contact Keith Zwölfer at kzwolfer@sffs.org or 415-561-5040.

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Student Essay Contest
The San Francisco Film Society is pleased to present the fifth annual Schools at the Festival Student Essay Contest at the 56th San Francisco International Festival. This contest is made possible by the generous support of the Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund, endowed by Tim Kochis and SFFS board member Penelope Wong to honor the memory of her mother, Nellie Wong (1917–2007), who was an avid filmgoer and cinephile. Developed to support the year-round outreach efforts of the SFFS Youth Education program, the Fund aims to cultivate students’ imaginations, enhance their critical thinking and creative writing skills and instill a greater appreciation for the magic of movies in young audiences of the Bay Area. Read more...

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