INTERNATIONAL TEFL ACADEMY'S
TEACH ABROAD FILM FESTIVAL

Taking place at The Davis Theater, in Chicago, on April 2, 2020, the Teach Abroad Film Festival's goal is to celebrate the work of incredible English teachers abroad who help make a difference through international education & cultural exchange.

Are you an International TEFL Academy student or alumni? Submit your film today!

Film Submission Guidelines


 

 


FILM SUBMISSIONS

After a fantastic debut in 2019 (49 submissions, 12 finalists, 3 winners, 220+ attendees, and $1,804 raised for charity), ITA's Teach Abroad Film Festival is back in 2020, and is once again calling upon all International TEFL Academy alumni from all walks of life, cultures, and backgrounds to share with the world what it's like to be an English teacher around the globe. 

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.
SUBMIT YOUR FILM HERE

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES HERE


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:

 

GRAND PRIZE

  • $2,000 (USD) cash prize;
  • Teach Abroad Film Festival trophy.

2ND PRIZE: $1,000 (USD) | film festival trophy.

3RD PRIZE: $500 (USD) | film festival trophy.

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

 

Film Festival in Chicago

In 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. 

Our charity partner for 2020 will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!


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Looking for inspiration?

From 49 submissions down to 12 finalists, ITA alumni filmmakers who entered our 2019 Film festival truly inspired all of us with their unique stories and experiences.

Watch their films and be inspired to submit your own video for our 2020 Film Festival!

I want to be inspired!

 

 

 

 

 

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 6,000 people per year to teach English overseas and our graduates teach professionally in 80 countries worldwide.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

GoAbroad.com    GoOverseas.com

Our festival partners

International TEFL Academy's Teach Abroad Film Festival at The Davis Theater in Chicago

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