ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFFTO) is the largest festival in Canada that showcases disability and Deaf cultures on the big screen and ReelEd is its educational program to bring discourse around disability and inclusion to the classroom. ReelEd has both local screenings as well as downloadable lesson plans for classrooms across North America.
The 2019 RAFFTO educational programming includes three days of matinees, each geared toward a specific age group. Our ReelEducation events are always free of cost.
May 27 – 10 AM and 1 PM at Al Green Theatre MNJCC (Spadina Station)
Grades 1-4, Three short films (30 minutes) with a special guest speaker
May 28 – 10 AM and 1 PM at Innis College University of Toronto (St. George Station)
Grades 4-8, Two short films (35 minutes) with a special guest performer
May 29 – 10 AM at Innis College University of Toronto (St. George Station)
Grades 9-12, Two short films and one feature (104 minutes) with a special guest speaker
Whoever would like to come can simply email Rachel Lissner the ReelEducation Coordinator at rachelL@mnjcc.org to register for the matinee. Feel free to share this widely in your networks and they also welcome ideas of who else to invite or connect with.