Film Innovation Lab

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Facets Academy's Film Innovation Lab is a professional development course that gives teachers 21st century tools to integrate film viewing, filmmaking, and other media literacy activities into their classrooms.

What will teachers learn?
Built on our four decades of experience, the Film Innovation Lab will transform your classroom to enable all students to compete in an increasingly sophisticated educational landscape. We give teachers the knowledge, materials, and tools to enhance their educational opportunities with film-based learning modules.

Who should enroll?
Teachers of any subject and grade will benefit from the course, not just humanities and media teachers.

How much does it cost?
$395 per teacher or $350 if you are a Facets Member.

We urge you to look into financial assistance from your school, district, or other financial aid sources. We will work with you to provide any documentation needed to assist the financial aid process.

Course details

Dates & Times: July 10–14, 2017; 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Credits: 30 Clock Hours (formerly CPDUs)
Meals: Breakfast and coffee provided
Location: Facets

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For more information, contact Film Innovation Lab Coordinator Paul Gonter by phone at 773.281.9075, ext. 3043, or by email at


  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation