Role of the Supervising teacher: This is the teacher(s) who is responsible for students who are introducing their movie before each screening
Responsibilities before the day of the Film Festival
Check all movies are scheduled to publish on the class blogs at 9am on the day of the film festival: Instructions here for teachers
Check all the sessions and note when your movies are being screened. Some movies will be screened more than once. Presenters will be required to introduce their movie each time it is screened during the festival. You will need to print out the session run sheets for each theatre and highlight the movies your presenters are introducing.
Are presenters available to introduce their movie if it is screening in the evening session? Have their parents been contacted to confirm presenters are available in the evening and transportation is confirmed. Have you ordered tickets for the parents of presenters?
Organise transportation to Sylvia Park for your presenters. They will need to be in the theatre 20mins before the session starts.
Once they have introduced their movie, they are to return to school at the end of the session e.g. If their movie is only screening once, when your school is visiting, organise for them to return with the rest of your school. If they are introducing their movie screening in another session you will need to organise transportation back to school.
If you have presenters who are staying for more than one session make sure they come prepared with some water and a snack. Please escort them outside for a break when not presenting.
No Food and Drink in theatre (purchasing popcorn, bringing food, sweets etc) please communicate this to all staff and students.
Responsibilities on the day of the Film Festival
You will need to be at Sylvia Park with your presenters at all times.
Bring your presenters to the theatre 20min before the session starts. The session managers will be at the front of the theatre to seat your presenters in order of screening.
If they are leaving the theatre before the session is finished because they need to introduce their movie in another session please let the session manager know. You are responsible for collecting them and escorting them to the correct theatre (there are three theatres in use on the day and they could get lost).
All presenters remain in the theatre during the sessions. If they are leaving the theatre they must be with you. They must NOT be roaming outside the theatre unaccompanied by an adult.
This provides a context for your movie and replaces movie titles and credits. Clever introductions segue into the movie. Consider dressing the presenters in costumes from the movie, otherwise they should be in school uniform. This includes the evening performance. Every session must be presented live by one or two children.
During the screenings there is 40 seconds between each movie to allow for presenters to access the stage, introduce their movie and depart the stage. Presenters will have 30 seconds to introduce their movie. The introduction will need to be written and practised by the presenters so they know this without notes (it will be dark so notes are useless).
If you want your presenters for Session One to familiarise themselves with the stage, doors will open at 9am.
Are presenters available to introduce their movie if it is screening in the evening session? Have their parents been contacted to confirm presenters are available in the evening and transportation is confirmed. Have you ordered tickets for the parents of presenters.
You need to go through ALL sessions and locate where any movies from YOUR school are screening and organise the logistics of getting your presenters to Hoyts, and in the correct Cinema, at the right time, to present each film.
The run sheets for all the daytime sessions and the evening showcase can be located in the Google Drive on this page. We recommend printing them out and using a highlighter to locate everyone of your schools movies. It is complicated and needs to be worked through carefully.