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GFF Schools Week Free Resources – Primary schools and younger viewers

As schools begin to close in the wake of Covid-19, we appreciate that the prospect of being home for a while is a daunting one. To keep young minds sharp and add some extra value to a film viewing experience, we are making all of our Glasgow Film Festival Schools Week resources available online. Where possible, we have also noted where you can watch the films online.

All of the following films are great for younger viewers and our resource contains some short activities to complete after you’ve watched the film. 

For the more creative tasks, we’d love to see what you come up with! Tweet us @glasgowyouth or tag us on Instagram @glasgowyouthfilmfest.

Resource pack is available online here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EseCdBrv7wOOSQXPGNBkK6Fcmcjr3pdV 

Toy Story 4 (2019, U)

The toys are back! Bonnie creates a new toy friend to help her cope with starting Kindergarten – Forky! It’s up to Woody and the gang to make sure Forky stays safe and keeps Bonnie happy. But when Woody runs into old friend, Bo Peep, he starts to question his role as Bonnie’s toy.

This resource focuses on character, imagining new toys out of recycled materials and learning what role a concept artist has in making a film.

Available to watch with Now TV Movies

The Lion King (2019, PG)

Jon Favreau’s realistic computer-generated retelling of the classic film, The Lion King, sees an all-star cast take on the roles we all know and love.

This resource has some watching activities and questions on the film’s documentary look and feel.

Available to watch with Now TV Movies

Inside Out (2015, U)

Some true Pixar magic can be found in Inside Out, where the main characters are young Riley’s emotions as the handle moving to a new city. A brilliant film, especially for younger viewers.

This resource contains watching activities, design activities and learning about the role of a character designer in making a film.

Available to watch with Now TV Movies

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019, PG)

Everybody’s favourite explorer is off to high school! Or so she thinks! Join a teenaged Dora the Explorer as she searches for the Lost City of Gold while trying to connect with her new high school friends.

Our resource contains questions about adapting from TV to film and the role of a prop maker.

Ernest and Celestine (2012, U)

Beautiful animated film about a mouse and a bear who become friends on the run! Ideal if you’ve started studying French and want to keep your pronunciation sharp while you’re off school!

This resource contains watching activities and learning about the role of the director and the background artists. 

Available to watch with Amazon Prime (Be sure to select Audio as French and English subtitles on if you’re watching for some French revision! Otherwise, you’ll get the dubbed version!)

2040 (2019, PG)

An uplifting documentary about the current climate crisis. This film focuses on what can be done rather than what might happen if we do not act. Fantastic if you’re studying environmental issues or science and technology in general.

This resource contains watching activities as well as some problem-solving tasks and imagining what your 2040 might look like.

Horrible Histories: The Rotten Romans (2019, PG)

The beloved books and TV show hit the big screen with The Rotten Romans and the Cutthroat Celts. Learn about the Romans and the Celts as Emperor Nero and Boudicca go to war over Britain! If you enjoyed this, you can also catch the fantastic Bill (2015, PG) on Amazon Prime as the Horrible Histories team weave a tale about Shakespeare’s arrival in London.

This resource contains creative writing, illustration and a chance to learn about all the different jobs involved in making a film.

Available to watch with Amazon Prime

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