The TFI Screening Series is a media literacy program and yearlong presentation of films that provides New York City youth and educators with access to free, relevant programming. Available in classrooms or in theater venues, each screening is followed by a discussion, a workshop, or Q&A talkbacks with the filmmakers to enhance students’ academic engagement and foster critical thinking skills. Offering documentary and scripted films, the TFI Screening Series provides an interactive experience where students participate in thematic discussions, connect with filmmakers, and engage with each other through post-screening activities. Screenings are available on a first-come-firstserved basis and are free of charge.
Bring the TFI Screening Series to your school or cultural institution! Adjustable to school assembly or classroom formats, screenings and workshops are co-facilitated with TFI teaching artists to help educators effectively run activities and discussions. In-school screenings will focus on documentary shorts and can be designed to be completed within a one-hour school period or longer.
For each film, TFI provides a study guide that students and instructors can use to delve into the topics of the film. Study guides will include historical and cultural information, discussion prompts, group activities, and interactive projects that can be completed in classrooms. Click here to see our study guides.
If you are interested in bringing a group of students, learn more about the current season and register as a group. For questions, contact Derek Nguyen, TFI Director of Education Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating Schools of TFI Screening Series:
High School Dual Language and Asian Studies
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
Academy of Urban Planning
Urban Assembly Institute for Math and Science
Newcomers High School
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Flushing High School
Dickinson High School
Middlesex County Vocational Technical School (MCTV School of the Arts)