FIAF Montclair presents Festinema Junior, a French film festival and educational program geared toward children and teens. Featuring screenings of three films — Yvan Atal’s Le Brio (2017), Jacques Tati’s classic Jour de fête (1947), and Claye Edou’s animated Minga et la cuillère cassée.
The festival will run from March 11 to 18 at Montclair Film, Montclair Public Library, and Montclair Art Museum. Special advance screenings will be held for teachers and press at FIAF Montclair from February 19 to 21.
Created by the Alliance Française network in the United States, Festinema Junior harnesses the power of cinema to inspire young audiences and spark their curiosity about cultures around the world. It introduces students to international cultures through foreign films and provides tools to encourage critical thinking. This program is also part of Kids Trail, a program initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and the FACE Foundation. This is the second consecutive year that FIAF Monclair is participating in the program.
For school group screenings, teachers will have access to free educational materials that include suggestions for pre-screening and post-screening activities in English, French, and Spanish.