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.
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.
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:
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'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.
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.
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