Sharing this moment in time...

We are living history! This is a unique opportunity. Let’s be the historians of our families, our schools, our region, our countries, our world! Let’s be the historians of how teaching and learning is evolving. Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Imagine the celebration we could have at the 13th Manaiakalani Film Festival on November 11th, 2020.

We are inviting each school to consider including a submission in their Film Festival collection this year sharing your school's response to Distance Learning. If this is firing up your imagination? Don't wait to start collecting video clips.

We could have something quite special!


"We are in the midst of history in the making! We are in a moment in time, that is unprecedented. No one has ever experienced such a crisis on a global scale with so many consequences in all areas of our lives. We are living history! This is a unique opportunity. Let’s be the historians of our families, our schools, our region, our countries, our world! Let’s be the historians of how teaching and learning is evolving. We (all of us!) can document, organize, connect, archive, and make our collective experiences available and shareable" Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Or, if you want more ideas than you could ever get through, read this blog post by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano.

A wonderful collection of provocations and ideas.

Everyone in the world seems to be creating video right now.

What are YOUR kids and whānau capturing?

How could you curate this? How could you inspire your staff, colleagues and students to think differently about their Film Festival content? e.g. A music theme ("I want to break free" anyone?) challenge kids to film a snippet at home and collate them.

Think ahead about capturing footage of that day when everyone comes back to school - will they pour through your school gates? Will they be called on? How will you celebrate?