The TFI Screening Series is a media literacy program and yearlong presentation of films that serve New York City youth and educators with access to free, relevant programming. Available in classrooms or in theatre venues, each screening is followed by a discussion, a workshop, or Q&A talkbacks with the filmmakers to enhance students' academic engagement and foster ciritical thinking skills. Offering documentary and narrative films, the TFI Screening Series provides an interactive experience where students participate in thematic discussions, interact with filmmakers, and engage with each other through post-screening activities. Screenings are available on a first come, first served basis and are free of charge.


The TFI Screening Series comes 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 past study guides.

 For questions, contact Cass Gardiner at education@tfiny.org


Participating Schools of TFI Screening Series:

High School Dual Language and Asian Studies 
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
TYWLS Brooklyn
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)