Info For Schools

Schools programme

Raising awareness of human rights among the younger generation is one of FIFDH’s key missions. During the Festival, 6 films – 12 screenings – on human rights themes bring together a large number of secondary I and II students.

An exceptional opportunity for classes to get to the heart of the Festival, discover committed cinematography and share thought provoking with the guests.

From the 11th to 15th of March, 2024, we welcome Secondary I and II classes to the Cinémas du Grütli, for screenings followed by discussions with filmmakers, protagonists, and experts on the subjects explored. The films, some of which are part of the official selection, tackle issues such as climate change, migration, women’s* and LGBTIQ+ rights, artificial intelligence and data protection, among others…

Are you a teacher and would like to bring your class to a screening?

Register from January 16th, 2024.

Schools platform

Starting this year, the Festival is inaugurating its “Schools” platform which offers a series of films for Secondary I and II classes. Some twenty films accompanied by ad hoc teaching material (pedagogical kit, filmed introduction and thematic discussion) are made available to teachers and students.

Throughout the year, films available in the Schools programme are provided to French-speaking Switzerland free of charge. The FIFDH provides the necessary resources for a classroom screening: the films are accompanied by online interviews with the filmmakers and protagonists as well as a pedagogical kit.

Are you a teacher interested in screening a Festival film in your classroom?

FIFDH in your school

The FIFDH visits schools and offers screenings in auditoriums, followed by discussions with speakers. These screenings are solely intended for public Secondary I and II schools based in the canton of Geneva. 

Would you like to organise a screening for several classes in your school? Send your request to



Laila Alonso Huarte
Editorial co-director
Iris Petit
Head of school programme
Agathe Le Vaslot
Cultural mediation manager
Valentina Raczka
Cultural mediation assistant