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Elementary and Secondary

Elementary and Secondary

We are thrilled to open the doors to our new building TIFF Bell Lightbox, Canada’s newest year-round cultural destination. This new home for film will give you and your students the opportunity to experience a diverse selection of screenings, guest appearances, exhibitions, special events and educational opportunities.

TIM BURTON
January 4 – March 31, 2021

 

MARY PICKFORD
January 13 – June 23, 2021

 

Financial Assistance
The Pocket Fund is a subsidy initiative created to ensure that children from all circumstances have the opportunity to enjoy the educational and cultural experiences offered through TIFF.  For application information, please contact: [email protected]

Tim Burton
Organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York
January 4, 2021 – March 31, 2021


TIFF is thrilled to present Tim Burton, the blockbuster exhibition organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This major exhibition explores Burton’s creative vision and his artistic development from early significant drawings he made as a teenager to sophisticated renderings used to create effects for his most treasured recent films. Delving deep into Burton’s visual imagination, the exhibition brings together more than 700 items including paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards and maquettes drawn from Burton’s personal vault, studio archives and private collections. The exhibition also includes seven new sculptural commissions created for The Museum of Modern Art and one new display-window commissioned specifically for TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Curriculum Links:
Language Arts, Media Studies, The Arts, Math

*School Workshops are not available for booking during Winter Break, March Break or the  Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children (April 5 – April 18 2011)

To book your school groups please contact our box office 416 599 TIFF (8433) or toll free 1-88-599-8433, [email protected]

Half Day Programmes (10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Price: $12 / per student (includes HST)
Grades: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Option 1: A GUIDED EXHIBITION TOUR PLUS A SCREENING OF SHORT FILMS BY TIM BURTON  
Option 2: WORKSHOP: Crafty Characters, Fantastical Journeys (Grades 4-6; 7-9; 10-12)
Working in small groups, students will create Tim Burton inspired characters from a mish mash of craft supplies, and plot them through a stop-motion journey on one of our specially constructed micro-sets.

Full Day Programmes (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Price: $15 / per student (includes HST)
Grades: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Option 1: A GUIDED EXHIBITION TOUR PLUS A SCREENING OF A FEATURE FILM BY TIM BURTON  
Option 2: WORKSHOP
Adapt This!: In this fast-paced, live- action film production workshop, students will take a skeleton sketch of a familiar tale and adapt it for the screen.  Following Tim Burton’s successful adaptations of existing works, students will be given parameters as to what has to change, and what must stay the same, all the while keeping to the Burton-esque style.
OR
Crafty Characters, Fantastical Journeys (Grades 10-12 only): As above, with additional time for students to create their own sets and produce longer stop motion films.

*Teachers will receive a study guide they can take back to their classroom to use the work of Tim Burton to address parts of the Ontario curriculum.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Each workshop is designed to adapt to class sizes of minimum 12 students, maximum 32
  • There is no minimum requirement for in-cinema screenings and exhibition tours.
  • One supervisor for every 10 students is admitted free of charge

 

Mary Pickford and The Invention Of The Movie Star Exhibition
January13, 2011 June 24, 2021

Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” the great silent film star and industry pioneer Mary Pickford was actually a Canadian native, born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto on April 8, 1892. We’re proud to welcome her back home with this exciting new exhibition housed in the Canadian Film Gallery. Amassed over a 30 year-period, this stellar collection includes  photographs, posters, memorabilia, postcards and products endorsed by Mary Pickford. The exhibit will run parallel to a film programme of select Pickford films.

Curriculum Links: Language Arts, Media Studies, The Arts, Canadian History

*School Workshops are not available for booking during Winter Break, March Break  or the  Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children (April 5 – April 18 2011)

To book your school groups please contact our box office 416 599 TIFF (8433) or toll free 1-88-599-8433, [email protected]

HALF DAY Programme (10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm) Price: $8 / per student
Grades: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Option 1: A TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION AND SCREENING OF SELECTED SHORT FILMS STARRING MARY PICKFORD
Option 2: WORKSHOP
Acting for the Camera: The transition from stage to screen wasn’t an easy one for actors entering the era of early filmmaking.  In this workshop, students will participate in on-camera exercises that explore the differences between these two mediums of performance, and discover why Mary Pickford’s talents translated to her silent film success.

Full day Programme (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Price: $12/ per student (includes HST)
Grades: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Option 1: A TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION AND SCREENDIN OF SELCTED SHORT FILMS STARRING MARY PICKFORD
Plus Acting for the Camera Workshop (see above)

Option 2: WORKSHOP
What’s Old Is New : Students will compare the fan culture of the 1920s with the celebrity driven media of the present day, and work as a production team to create a news clip on Mary Pickford that could easily appear on one of today’s television channels.

*Teachers will receive a study guide they can take back to their classroom to use the work of Pickford to address parts of the Ontario curriculum

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Each workshop is designed to adapt to class sizes of minimum 12 students, maximum 32.
  • There is no minimum requirement for in cinema screenings and exhibition tours.
  • One supervisor for every 10 students is admitted for free
 
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