School Programs

Freeze Frame Celebrates 18 years of Festival excellence!

Over the years, our young audience has grown and we’ve responded by holding a full-day of programming exclusively for high-school students. On Wednesday March 12th 2014 we will be screening features, documentaries, shorts,  holding innovative workshops and offering a whole day of fun interactive activities at our ever popular Freeze Frame Media Zone. Students and teachers will have ample opportunity to observe, work and speak with filmmakers, media artists and industry professionals from Canada, Manitoba and around the world.


We’re really excited to share the best films and videos made for and by young people from all around the world with you and your students. Freeze Frame selects films and videos that will entertain and challenge youth by exploring situations and issues not normally explored in mainstream media. For updates and special notifications, scroll down to the bottom of this page and sign up to our mailing list! All programs are available in French and English.

Features and short film compilations: $5 per student
Shorts for the very young: $4 per student

Half-day $6 per student
Full-day $13 per student

Regular screening and half day ws: $10 per student
Shorts screening and half day ws: $9 per student

Accompanying teachers and adults are always FREE!!!

Don’t forget to submit your videos to our Reel Views Video Contest (grades 9 and up) before the NEW March 3, 2014 deadline! Contest rules and submission forms are available HERE.
All of our workshops can be adapted to suit your classroom’s needs. Ask us about our wide range of educational activities in French and English.  
The Festival will be held at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (CCFM), 340 Provencher Blvd. and will include two full days of FRENCH programming on Monday March 10th and Tuesday March 11, 2014. Screenings, activities and workshops are available in both French and English throughout the rest of the week.

Space is limited for all screenings and workshops. Please register your class or group in advance. For more information about how you can register, please click HERE.

Festival Media Production Workshops:
Video, Animation and New Media

Every year, Festival staff put together an innovative series of workshops in video and media arts for youth. Workshops can be half or full-day sessions and paired with a screening. We invite you to contact Festival staff at 204-949-9355 before reserving your spot as we confirm guest artists and local filmmakers for workshops at the end of January 2013.

Half-day Workshops $6 per studentMorning 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Afternoon 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Explore the language of film, video and media

MEDIA THEORY From Hollywood movies to social media – discuss, analyze and critique it all.
INTRO TO STORYBOARDING Think inside the box – find out how to put together one of the most important planning tools for media production.
INTRO EDITING WORKSHOP With the instruction of a local filmmaker, students will build some basic editing techniques.
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA Learn important skills for acting for the big screen under the guidance of a local actor.

Introduce students to some of the basics of media production

PIXILATION Students become the characters in their own stop-motion video.
PAPER CUT OUT or CLAYMATION Students will create characters and watch them come to life!

Full Day Workshops $13 per student10:00 am to 2:30 pmThinking Critically About Film and Video

Explore the language of film, video and media and develop your students’ skills by taking them through a series of creative exercises.MEDIA THEORY From Hollywood movies to social media – discuss, analyze and critique it all.
SCREENWRITING & STORYBOARDING Learn how to develop a script and storyboard for your classroom media projects with the help of a local filmmaker.
EDITING WORKSHOP For tech-savvy students: Take their editing skills to the next level with a local filmmaker.
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA Led by a local actor, students will harness their dramatic flair and get some important pointers on how to act for the big screen.

Making your Own Videos:
From Big Ideas to
the Big Screen

Full day workshops offer educators the opportunity to make a Video in a Day with their students. The workshop consists of: original story development, storyboard creation, character development, instruction for use of technical equipment (cameras, tripods etc), shooting (with the assistance of our facilitators), and basic instruction for editing.

FILM IN A DAY Shoot a film, and edit it all in one day with your students and a local filmmaker.
DOCUMENTARY Work with a local professional and learn how to research, script, direct and ask the tough questions needed to make a good documentary.
ANIMATION IN A DAY (clay, paper, paint or “junk”) Create a stop-motion video using different mediums.
PIXILATION Students become the characters in their own stop-motion video. Disappearing through walls and doors, gliding across the floor without moving their feet – the impossible becomes possible!


Sunday March 9th |
dimanche le 9 mars

13h00 à 14h00 Courts-métrages (8+)
10h00 à 11h00 Courts-métrages (8+)
2:00 – 3:00 Shorts 4+: Shorts but sweet!
3:00 – 4:00 Shorts (8+)
4:00 – 5:00 Shorts (14+)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies /
18h30 à 20h00 Soirée d’ouverture
Horizon Beautiful (14+)

Monday March 10th |
lundi le 10 mars

10h00 à 11h00 Le Grand Ménage D’atchoum (4+)
10h00 à 11h00 Courts-métrages (8+)
11h00 à 12h35 Jean de la lune (6+)
12h00 à 13h00 DÉJEUNER – La Zone des médias
13h00 à 14h30 Le Tableau (8+)
13h00 à 14h30 La légende de Sarila (8+)

Tuesday March 11th |
mardi le 11 mars

10h00 à 11h30 Couleur de Peau : Miel (14+)
10h00 à 11h00
11h00 à 12h00 Vive le français (10+)
11h30 à 12h30 Danielle Sturk : Réalisatrice
11h00 à 13h00 Opportunité industrRÉEL
12h00 à 13h00 DÉJEUNER – La Zone des médias
13h00 à 14h30 Horizon Beautiful – avec sous-titres en français (14+)
13h00 à 14h30 “Une film, une communauté : La production de Héliosols”

Wednesday March 12th |
mercredi le 12 mars

9:30 – 10:30 Shorts 14+
9:30 – 11:15 Hi-Ho Mistahey (12+)
10:30 – 12:10 Wadjda (12+)
11:15 – 12:15 Shorts 14+
11:00 – 1:00 REEL JOBZ at the Media Zone
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:30 Approved for Adoption (14+)
1:00 – 2:30 Horizon Beautiful (14+)

Thursday March 13th |
jeudi le 13 mars

10:00 – 11:00 Shorts (8+)
10:00 – 11:30 The Painting (8+)
11:00 – 12:30 Hi-Ho Mistahey (12+)
11:30 – 12:30 Shorts (8+)
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:30 Horizon Beautiful (14+)
1:00 – 2:40 Wadjda (12+)

Friday March 14th |
vendredi le 14 mars

9:30 – 10:30 Shorts 4+: Shorts but sweet!
10:00 – 11:00 Made in Canada (10+)
11:00 – 12:00 Nagamowin plus Q & A
10:30 – 12:00 The Legend of Sarila (8+)
12:00 – 12:45 /1:00 LUNCH
12:45 – 2:30 Hi-Ho Mistahey (12+)
1:00 – 2:30 Moon Man (6+)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Closing Ceremonies /
18h30 à 20h00 Clôture du Festival
Best of the Fest – featuring the winning films from our
Youth Video Contest, and the Audience Awards
for the best short films.
Admission is by donation.


CCFM, 244-340 Provencher Blvd,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Phone : 204-949-9355
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