REEL CANADA invites high school French classes and francophone secondary schools in Canada to take part in an event specially designed for them: a screening of Paul à Québec followed by a live Q&A webcast with guests from the film.
Please note: This will be a French-language event. If you’d like to participate in our English-language webcast, please go to canadianfilmday.ca/live/rctv for more information.
How it works
It’s simple! Show Paul à Québec to your students the day of or a few days before the webcast, then join other participating schools in the Q&A to see the film’s stars and ask them your questions! These may be asked via Twitter, via email, or by short videos sent to our team a few weeks in advance. You may even get to see your own class on the big screen!
Best of all participation is free!
Our Screening Partner Kit
Each participating school will receive our Screening Party Kit, which includes goodies, games and fun giveaways! Bonus: the schools that celebrate Canadian cinema in an original way on April 19th may be awarded a place on our website and in the media!
Thematic lesson plans are available. Please don’t hesitate to ask our team for more details.
About the Film
Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their young daughter. His in-laws are a large, joyful clan with a much loved patriarch, whose health is failing. Based on the graphic by Michel Rabagliati, Paul à Québec is the touching story of a family coping with life’s troubles with courage, tenderness and lots of love.
WHEN: The webcast will screen live on National Canadian Film Day 150 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017!
The Q&A with the filmmakers will last an hour, starting in the early afternoon EST, and the exact time will be confirmed soon.
Note: If there’s not enough time to show the film that morning, your students can watch it the day or even the week before.
WHO: High school classes grades 9 to 12. Groups can range from a single class to a few hundred students. Since the event will be in French, it is best suited to French classes or francophone classes studying any subject area.
PRICE: Like all REEL CANADA activities, this event is completely free of charge!
EQUIPMENT: Participating schools must have the means to screen the film, including speakers, projectors, etc. To participate in the Q&A, you require an internet connection and a screen large enough that all the students can see.
HOW: Signing up is easy! Just email Katie Leggitt at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Paul à Québec – Your School Name – Your City” or call 1-855- 733-5709 ext. 211.
If your school is not able to log in to our live-stream, don’t worry! There are other ways to celebrate NCFD150. Call us at 1-855-733-5709 for information about different options for schools. To learn more about NCFD 150, or to find public screenings in your area, please visit canadianfilmday.ca.
On April 19, 2017, take part in the world’s largest film festival. Ever!