Films and film clips
australianscreen provides a rich resource of film clips with teachers notes for screening in the classroom. View and download clips from Australian feature films, documentaries, children’s films and television programs, TV programs, advertisements, historical footage,with extensive background information and education ideas.
Trop Fest Jnr is a filmmaking competition for kids 15 years and younger. View winning films here.
Teaching film resources
Bill Boyd’s Ten Tools for Reading film is an excellent resource of teaching strategies. Each includes a list of suggested general discussion questions and typical activities as starting points to support reading film texts in the literacy classroom.
Film and Media Studies Resources for teachers and students BFI (British Film Institute)
Film Education supported by the UK film industry offers teaching resources including notes, film clips, interviews, scripts etc.
Media Ed Film resources from Media Education Wales
Metro Magazine film study guides
Walsh, M. (2004) Reading visual and multimodal texts: how is ‘reading‘ different? (Proceedings of the ALEA 2004 Conference). This paper examines the differences between reading print-based texts and multimodal texts within the context of changed literacy practices. The author closely analyses aspects of a novel, a picture book and an internet site to determine the similarities and differences in the way readers would process each text. The ‘affordances’ of modes are considered in relation to a text’s purpose and meaning-making involved.