Announcing the 2021 Annual School Screening

The 10th Annual Belleville Downtown DocFest
School Screening – continuing our connection with the community.

This year we are hosting a virtual screening opportunity to teachers to support them in providing their students with relevant content whilst they learn remotely. 

This year’s school screening – Youth Unstoppable takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. The filmmaker, Slater Jewell-Kemker, was just 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change. It is a powerful story which has only grown in relevance. 

Downtown Docfest is proud to have some 430 students lined up to have access to this school screening facilitated by more than twenty educators. Many of whom look forward to this opportunity every year be it usually in the bustling, busy venue of the Empire Theatre. This year the format might be different but the educational opportunity and the valuable experience are the same. And what better week to be offering this particular film than the week of Earth Day when we turn our focus to climate change and its consequences.

In addition to the screening of the documentary, we are extremely excited to share a pre-recorded interview with the filmmaker. The interview is hosted by Docfest’s School Screening Coordinator, Suzanne Humphreys but the questions are asked by two local high school students.

This Q&A is available for students and the wider Docfest community to view at our Panels & Workshops page.

“Our school screening gives us an opportunity to engage with future Downtown Docfest goers and also is an excellent way for us to support our educators in connecting students with the issues that matter”, said Suzanne Humphreys, School Screening Coordinator. 


You can review films we presented in the 2021 Festival at the Films page here. And you are invited to provide Feedback on your Festival experience here.