ICFilmFest: Movies Make You Smarter®
Children spend 1,600 hours a year with screens.
Yet hundreds of studies show how those elevated hours with screens can be detrimental to kids’ development. Digital devices diminish vocabulary, deprive children of active playtime, and expose them to potentially damaging content.
Just imagine how different it would be if children used higher order thinking skills every time they turned on a screen. That’s what ICMC festivals do! We train children of all ages to think and talk critically about the content they consume.
- The ICFilmFest brings curated packages of age-appropriate award-winning international films to schools, arts centers and community organizations “where no festival has gone before.”
- Films are selected on their artistry, humanism, and appreciation for children’s imaginative and intellectual response.
- The Movies Make You Smarter® approach uses neuroscience-based methodologies to prepare children’s minds before screening starts. Facilitators hold discussions before and after every screening. Children learn “How To Watch a Movie With Their Minds Awake” and to discuss media and its impact.
After the program, young viewers put their newfound skills to use by voting for the “Best Of The Fest” award! And you’ll notice they keep practicing digital learning techniques at home.
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