Thursday, 28 March 2019
Upper primary and secondary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with First Day director Julie Kalceff and Evie MacDonald, who plays the lead role of Hannah. In this unique virtual learning event, participants can ask Evie and Julie about their ground-breaking short film First Day,and its themes of transition, diversity, identity, resilience and inclusivity.
This ACTF webinar will provide an engaging experience for Media Arts students, and for those learning about respectful relationships, and the importance of diverse media representation.
Interested teachers are encouraged to download the free First Day Teaching Toolkit for further information about this important film and its relevance to the classroom. Places are limited for this event – register now, or get in touch to learn more.
First Day – 20-minute short film (2017) Synopsis
First Day follows main character Hannah as she finishes primary school and begins her secondary schooling. Hannah experiences all the excitement and fear associated with this transition, but her first day of high school is even more significant: it’s the first day she will wear a girl’s uniform to school and go by her chosen name, rather than the boy’s name she was given at birth.
First Day Webinar Details
Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019
Time: 12.00pm – 12.45pm (AEDT)
Year levels: Years 5 – 9