In addition to daytime education programs, we also offer movie screenings that can be booked in advance for schools (and other groups) travelling to Canberra.
Our schedule of films changes but you can get information about the titles currently available by contacting us using the details listed below.
Sessions are offered throughout the year at 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, or by arrangement with us. All screenings take place at the NFSA in Canberra.
Tickets are generally priced at $8 per student, with supervising adults free of charge. Groups booking more than one activity are eligible for a discount, though minimum booking rates and NFSA Education booking terms and conditions apply (see PDF below).
All films offered as part of this program are either fully or partly Australian productions, and have strong connections with our national history and culture, the NFSA collection and, in some cases, with the building itself!
Most are G or PG rated to suit all audiences. Occasionally, some (for senior students) carry an M rating, but all listings are clearly labelled with this information (so you can choose the screening most appropriate for your group).
All our movies have curriculum-linked classroom support resources that are offered to every group attending at no additional cost, so teachers, parents, students and all viewers get the most out of the screening.
While we do not provide food for these sessions, arrangements can be made for students to eat while visiting. If you are interested in including this option in your booking, please speak to one of our front of house staff about arrangements. Schools opting to eat at the NFSA should note that it is their responsibility to clear mess and take any rubbish away with them when leaving the theatre. Ushers on the evening can help with information about this.
If you would like to know more about the films we screen or book a session with us, please get in touch at education [at] nfsa.gov.au or call us on (02) 6248 2000.
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