BIFF Offers Books To Film Program & Reel Talk

March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 21st Bermuda International Film Festival’s BIFF Academy is underway with the “Books to Film” program for primary students continuing throughout the week, along with Reel Talk for middle and high school students on Thursday, March 22.

Artistic and education director Nicky Gurret said, “The BIFF Academy is comprised of the Books to Film initiative targeted at primary school children and the Reel Talk documentary screening aimed at middle school students. The programme is free to students and their teachers.”

BIFF Books to Film Bermuda March 2018 (1)

“The Books to Film programme is the Festival’s initiative focusing on visual literacy learning in primary schools. Classes from Primary 1-4 are invited to come experience an exciting programme of reading and film. Story books are read to primary school children followed by the screening of a film adaptation.

“The format is designed to encourage enthusiasm for both reading and high-quality films. The four books and film were selected this year with the guidance of the head librarian at the Bermuda Children’s library, Marie Smith. In addition a short film film Achoo from France was selected. Over more than 1000 primary schools children will attend the Books to film program.”

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“Reel Talk for middle and high school students will take place on Thursday, 22 March from 8:30am to 10am. The screenings take place at The Earl Cameron Theatre.

“There are over 150 students and teachers signed up for the Reel Talk programme.”

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“Reel Talk offers an exclusive opportunity for middle and high school students to attend the screening of a socially relevant documentary film during the Festival. Reel Talk aims to stir students’ interest in film making, to encourage creative expression, provide a new perspective, and develop interpersonal skills.”

“Students have been totally engaged with the programme.”

BIFF Books to Film Bermuda March 2018

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