Environmental Film Screenings & Guided Art Tours for Elementary and Secondary Classes

Teachers –  bring your class to the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. This field trip includes film screenings for elementary and secondary students followed by a guided or self-guided tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), to further explore the film themes.

WHEN: October 24 – 27, 2017

WHERE: Jackman Hall – Art Gallery of Ontario (entrance on McCaul St.)

TICKETS: $10 per student (incl. tax). Teachers and chaperones are free.

DEADLINE: The deadline to reserve tickets has now passed. We’re looking forward to bringing Fest Field Trip back in 2018!

CONTACT: Email schools@planetinfocus.org, or call 416-531-1769!


ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS 10:00 AM – 11 AM  GUIDED AGO TOUR 11AM – 1PM (includes time for lunch – pack your lunch bag!)


Birdlime canleaf_small

Evan DeRushie | Canada | 2017 | 11 min

This playfully enchanting stop-motion tale finds a tropical songbird forced to contend with the ignominies of urban captivity.


Change For Chimps canleaf_small

Lisa Mann | Canada | 2016 | 7 min

A young girl’s love for chimpanzees sends her on a journey to raise funds to save chimps from captivity, in hopes to deliver the funds to her hero Dr. Jane Goodall.


Canyon Song

Dana Romanoff and Amy Marquis | USA | 2016 | 12 min

A Navajo family balances modern life with the traditional “Navajo Way,” teaching their children their language, culture, and ceremony within the sacred walls of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. This is the second film in the NPX | Stories For a New Century film series.

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The Water Brothers: On Thin Ice canleaf_small

Alex and Tyler Mifflin | Canada | 2016 | 25 Min

Canada is home to over 1 million lakes and one of the largest freshwater supplies in the entire world, but scientists are discovering that these vast freshwater resources, and the ecosystems they support, are increasingly at risk due to the effects of climate change. From changing rainfall patterns, to reduced snowpack, melting mountain glaciers and warming lakes, Canada is more vulnerable to climate change than many of us assume.


Our Wonderful Nature

Tomer Eshed | Germany | 2016 | 3 min  
A greedy chameleon’s eyes exceed its appetite with comical—and colourful—results.



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Sea of Life canleaf_small

Julia Barnes / Canada / 2017 / 88 min

Inspired by Rob Stewart’s Revolution, young filmmaker Julia Barnes embarks on an epic journey around the world to save the ecosystems we depend on for survival, as we come closer to causing a mass extinction in the oceans.

Sea of Life leads audiences through the stunning world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement, meeting passionate scientists, activists and explorers who reveal an enormous opportunity to rise up and become the heroes the world needs.

Post-screening, classes will receive a curated information sheet which they will be able to follow throughout the gallery at their own pace.