Students from Northeast Ohio junior high and high schools have the extraordinary opportunity to see new films by some of the world's most innovative filmmakers, including short film programs in English, French, German, and Spanish. Participating teachers will receive study guides with background information on each film, discussion topics, curriculum links, and an introduction to media literacy. Also, filmmakers and other presenters will speak briefly and answer questions following each screening.

Additional screening opportunities throughout the festival are available outside of the scheduled FilmSlam screenings, at a special rate. Reservations must be made in advance.

Contact Beth Steele Radisek, FilmSlam Director, at 216.623.3456, ext.13 or beth@clevelandfilm.org for registration information.

Major Support Provided By:
Cuyahoga Community College

Angel Azul

USA, MEXICO, INDONESIA
Directed By Marcelina Cravat
Running Time: 72 Minutes

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has a passion for water that eventually seeped into his creative process. His human castings are beautiful on their own, but when placed on the ocean floor in Cancun, they take on an entirely different purpose.... {more}

Becoming Bulletproof

USA
Directed By Michael Barnett
Running Time: 82 Minutes

Zeno Mountain Farm is a Vermont non-profit organization that hosts an annual film camp for people of all abilities. BECOMING BULLETPROOF takes us along as these wonderful individuals film and star in the ambitious “Bulletproof” – a Western movie replete... {more}

Fiddlesticks* (Quatsch)

GERMANY
Directed By Veit Helmer
Running Time: 82 Minutes

Bollersville is the belly button of the world. Because its grownups are so 100% average a consumer studies company tests new products there. The grownups love to buy new things like green cornflakes, straight from America. No wonder the kids... {more}

Finding the Gold Within

USA
Directed By Karina Epperlein
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Alchemy Inc. is an adolescent support program based in Akron, Ohio. It combines adult mentoring, traditional African drumming, and the art of storytelling and myth to create a safe and open forum for young black men. Like the name suggests,... {more}

The Homestretch

USA
Directed By Anne de Mare, Kirsten Kelly
Running Time: 89 Minutes

There are over 19,000 students identified as homeless in the Chicago public school system. It’s an appalling number that reveals a heart-breaking reality about the severity of homelessness – a problem that affects the entire country. How can these kids... {more}

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

CANADA
Directed By Grant Baldwin
Running Time: 74 Minutes

First go to your refrigerator. Now be honest. How much in there is bad or plain forgotten about? It is estimated that a staggering 50% of food produced – from farm to table and all stages in between – is... {more}

Scenarios USA

USA
Directed By Joshua Butler and Laurie Collyer
Running Time: 47 Minutes

Scenarios USA is a national non-profit organization that uses writing and film to foster youth leadership, advocacy, and self-expression in students across the country with a focus on marginalized populations and under-served communities. This year’s SCENARIOS USA program will include... {more}

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