Connecting students to the best educational films from around the world.
During Doc Edge Festival, Doc Edge Schools provides free screenings of educational documentaries for schools. During the rest of the year, we also provide a subscription based video-on-demand platform for schools in New Zealand and across the Pacific.
We believe in engaging students with documentaries that present current issues, critical questions and new perspectives to inspire discussion and learning.
Doc Edge Schools is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Rei Foundation.
Due to disruption caused by Covid-19, we will announce our festival dates soon, and will run Doc Edge Festival 2020 online.
The good news is that going online means we are able to make the Doc Edge Schools programme available to schools all across the country.
If you have not attended Doc Edge Schools before and would like to be added to our priority information list, email firstname.lastname@example.org now.
We are currently selecting films and building our schedule. Check back in April for all of our film listings and screening times.
Screening as part of the annual Doc Edge Documentary Festival, the Doc Edge Schools programme is curated especially for students from years 5 to 13, as well as for tertiary students. It includes the latest documentaries from around the world focusing on current social and environmental issues, different cultural perspectives as well as developing technologies.
All films in the programme are free of charge for students and teachers, and are accompanied by a useful education resource complete with conversation starters and learning activities based around the issues raised in the documentaries.
Many of the screenings also feature Question and Answer sessions where students can interact with filmmakers and industry experts.
View trailers, book sessions and find out about our films for schools here. Click on the film to watch the trailer and find out more.