Educational Outreach

Volunteers at BIFFOur pioneering educational outreach program presents films and symposiums during the Festival and during the school year in order to ignite a new and lasting sense of social, intercultural and technical imagination in the next generation. The CFS reaches thousands of students every year.

Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council consists of students from diverse backgrounds aged 13-18 that assist in the selection of youth programs, develop a curriculum for outreach within the student community, organize and plan the BIFF Youth Pavilion, produce and direct their own films, and volunteer with mentors during BIFF.

BIFF Youth Pavilion

Located at the Boulder Public Library, the Pavilion offers films and workshops, free of charge, to students ages 10-18 and their teachers during the Festival. Many visiting filmmakers and other discussion leaders are available for Q & A’s after screenings. The Youth Advisory Council helps plan, program, promote and implement the Pavilion along with an advisory committee of Boulder students, teachers, and the BIFF Educational Outreach Director.

World Cinema Days

This innovated program brings Festival films and discussions directly to classrooms during and after the Festival to keep students meaningfully engaged throughout the year. World Cinema Days features student appropriate documentaries, shorts and feature films and group discussion for students in grades 4 through 12.

For more information, please contact BIFF Educational Outreach Director Ruth Wight at ruth@biff1.com.