Discovery Schools Programme 2021


18 August 2021

Welcome to the 18th edition of Discovery Film Festival – still your one-stop shop for the best new films for young audiences from around the globe, and this year brought to you both online and in real life!

We're delighted to share our Schools Programme for 2021. We have once again selected the finest films for young audiences from around the world – browse these here or download a copy of the programme here.

All the films will be available online and that may be your preferred means of seeing them – please note they will only be accessible from Saturday 23 October to Sunday 7 November 2021. It will not be possible to watch any films outside this window, so please be prepared! We were joined by many schools from across Scotland last year so we would like to welcome you back and hope you enjoy our expanded online programme in 2021, and accompanying resource packs.

For our Tayside audiences who would like to see their film choice here at DCA, we invite you to tell us what you want to see and also when you want to come in, and we will do our utmost to schedule a screening that works for you. We are expecting fewer schools to come into the cinema so we should have the flexibility to respond to those who do.

Because we will have fewer visitors and a little more time, we are also increasing the workshop options for you to consider attending before or after your film – please have a look at pages 8 and 9 of our Schools Programme to see what kind of opportunities there will be. More details of how you can make your bookings, arrange your transport and prepare for the screenings with a broad range of educational resource packs, can be found in our Schools Programme and online.

We really look forward to serving up our 2021 film offerings – in whatever form you choose! – and encourage you to once again travel the world cinematically this autumn.

Mike Tait, Festival Producer and Cinema Youth Development Officer