Films With Class
Films With Class (FWC) is the education outreach program of RiverRun International Film Festival that seeks to educate through film. The program presents free screenings of carefully selected documentaries in classrooms throughout area schools and at the annual Festival each spring. Since 2005, FWC has screened 62 films for more than 30,000 students at 44 area schools.
RiverRun recognizes the unique and critical role arts education plays in reaching students – in and outside the classroom. We deliver relevant and perspective shaping experiences that enable students to make real world connections – which is a critical aspect of learning in today’s environment. Students are comfortable with the film genre and it is an art form easily shared with all ages and diverse audiences.
There are two components to Films With Class:
- In-School Screenings: Working with educators, throughout the school year, RiverRun identifies appropriate documentary features and short films to bring into WSFCS K-12 classrooms and creates customized lesson plans that enhance established curriculum goals. The plan includes a cinematic study of the film, strategies to explore the content lesson, artistic merits and possible educational applications of that film. The guide provides outside resources, alignment to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, and technical information about the film.
- Festival Screenings: During each RiverRun International Film Festival, Films With Class presents 3 days of free screenings of feature documentaries for K-12 classes, hosted at RiverRun film venues. Each screening included a Q&A discussion with the director, moderated by RiverRun’s Community Director.
With our unique access to extraordinary film and filmmakers and RiverRun’s reputation of presenting critically regarded films from around the world that wouldn’t otherwise be shown in this area, we are uniquely positioned to deliver an education-enhancing experience.
If you would like to become a corporate sponsor of RiverRun’s Films with Class program, please email Executive Director, Rob Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Development Manager, Tiffany Jones (email@example.com).
Films With Class is sponsored by Wells Fargo