A few years ago, the OTF/Planet in Focus environmental film festival successfully engaged both students and the community in raising environmental awareness. OTF, in partnership with Planet in Focus (PIF), assisted many schools in hosting environmental film festivals across the province.
PIF is Canada’s leading not-for-profit environmental media arts organization. Since 1999, it has played a significant role in helping to raise awareness about the state of the planet through the power of film. The organization offers year-round programming for children and youth including a school touring program and a youth video production program, Youth Camera Action!, as well as the School Program and free Children’s Program during the Environmental Film Festival in October.
OTF encourages teachers to host an environmental film festival in their school community. The PIF School Touring Program provides the necessary supports to allow elementary and secondary school teachers and students to run their own school and community-based environmental film festival.
If you are interested the work of PIF or in hosting an environmental film festival, contact Planet in Focus.