Congrats to Our Amazing ITA Alumni & Finalists

What A Night! Thank you to all of our 12 finalists for truly inspiring us at the Davis Theater on April 4, 2019. And Congrats to Allyson D'Amico (Grand Prize Winner), Tim Unaegbu (2nd Prize Winner), and Jack Ross (3rd Prize Winner) for coming out on top. Check out their amazing films as well as all of the 49 submissions we've received below. 


Watch Film Festival Winning Films

 

 


THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING
2019 TEACH ABROAD FILM FESTIVAL!


FILM SUBMISSIONS 2019

Teaching English Abroad is a truly unique and inspiring experience. You are a teacher, a traveler and an explorer - all at the same time. We'd like you to tell your unique story through the power of film by drawing on the International TEFL Academy slogan for inspiration. You must incorporate elements of each of these three topics within your film: 

Teach. Travel. Explore.

TEACH

When you teach, you inspire. Show your daily life as an ESL teacher, your school, your students, the smiles and the triumphs - in other words, share your love and dedication to teaching English abroad.

TRAVEL

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give. To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.” Travel is an addiction; a hunger and passion to see the world for all its beauty. Share your travel story.

EXPLORE

Travel is more than seeing and doing. You get to completely immerse yourself in a brand new culture and learn to live like a local. You leave each day knowing more than the one before. Share your explorations.

CHECK OUT OUR 2019 FINALISTS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES HERE


2019 PRIZES

One way or another, through your experience(s) overseas, you are all storytellers. Because teaching, traveling and exploring are at the core of International TEFL Academy's values, we'd like to reward the 3 best overall films with prizes that will help you continue sharing your story:

 

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GRAND PRIZE

  • $2,500 (USD) cash prize;
  • Teach Abroad Film Festival trophy.

2ND PRIZE: $1,500 (USD) | film festival trophy.

3RD PRIZE: $750 (USD) | film festival trophy.

Every finalist will receive a Film Festival T-shirt for making the shortlist!

International TEFL Academy Teach Abroad Film Festival Award and Grand Prize
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A FUN EVENT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

 

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International TEFL Academy's Teach Abroad Film Festivtook place at The Davis Theater, in Chicago, on April 4, 2019. 

All tickets proceeds were donated to The Foundation for Learning & Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) in order to strengthen international education and support youth empowerment in underserved communities within the USA.

Thank you for helping us and FLYTE spread the magic of international education by attending the Teach Abroad Film Festival.

WATCH ALL FILM SUBMISSIONS

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TEFL ACADEMY's TEACH ABROAD FILM FESTIVAL

International TEFL Academy's Teach Abroad Film Festival is the first Film Festival that focuses on English teachers abroad. There are about 1.7 billion people learning English worldwide and around 250,000 native English speakers working as ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers in more than 40,000 schools overseas. This Film Festival celebrates the work of incredible English teachers abroad and invites you to see the world through their eyes on this incredible adventure of international education & cultural exchange.

International TEFL Academy is a worldwide leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad. We certify 5,000 people per year to teach English overseas and our graduates teach professionally in 80 countries worldwide.

 

WATCH ALL FILM SUBMISSIONS


MEDIA COVERAGE

The Chicago Tribune | Shout Out: Bruce Jones, Oak Park native prepares for Teach Abroad Film Festival

Positively Naperville | ITA Film Festival Focuses on Teaching English Abroad

Positively Naperville | ITA Teach Abroad Film Festival Highlights Joys of Teaching English As a Foreign Language

Reel Chicago | Teach Abroad Film Fest at Davis Theater April 4

The Daily Northwestern | Inaugural Teach Abroad Film Festival spotlights English language teachers’ journeys abroad

The Cheshire Herald | A Bold Move

The Good Five Cent Cigar | URI Alum Finds True Self in South Korea

The Hingham Journal | Hingham native to compete in Teach Abroad Film Festival

The Royal Purple | UW-W alumnus spreads international awareness

Thompson Rivers University News | Teaching and travel forge film festival fame


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Our festival partners

The Foundation For Learning and Youth Travel EducationChicago Film Critics AssociationInternational TEFL Academy's Teach Abroad Film Festival at The Davis Theater in ChicagoRotary Club Lakeview Chicago

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