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Each year, Big Eyes, Big Minds brings a selection of the world's best films to over two thousand students in Singapore and St. Louis, from preschool to secondary school.

Tailored for specific age-groups, our carefully curated film programs create dynamic learning experiences through shared viewing and thoughtful discussion. Thought-provoking films from different countries broaden world views and encourage critical thinking. Through the lens of young protagonists, kids are able to relate to different perspectives and examine character choices, exploring issues within and outside their own lives

To book a school screening, email

We love collaborating with teachers to meet curriculum goals. For example, we created a Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) film program for Bedok North Secondary School and a social justice collection for Wydown Middle School. To let us know how we can support your class, get in touch with us

Here's what educators have to say about us:
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The Gruffalo (UK)

"Our school community was fortunate to attend a viewing of a variety of films this past spring. Clever animation, inspirational footage, and thought provoking story lines moved us to belly laughter, and a few tears. Each short film left its memorable mark. This children's film festival opens hearts and minds, young and old, to life themes found in every race and culture."  

                  - Beth Scott


Glenridge Elementary School

"The films showcase important issues such as how to deal with bullying through an accessible medium. Students enjoyed the animation and were attentive to the messages portrayed in the story. The stories got them to reflect on the common dilemmas and difficulties they face in their lives. They also learn to empathize more by looking at issues through different perspectives presented in the films." 

- Anne Yong

Teacher & Literature Coordinator

Bedok North Secondary School

The Busy Young Psychic (Taiwan)

Little Bird & The Squirrel (Switzerland)

"We visited the  Big Eyes, Big Minds  - Singapore International Children's Film Festival as part of our current unit of inquiry about storytelling. We loved the films and were able to re-tell them, describe our favourite parts and explain how they made us feel. Since we visited the festival, my class has been busy inquiring into how films are connected to stories and storytelling. The children are currently considering making their own films."

- Alison Camire

Kindergarten 1 Teacher & Early Years Team Leader

ISS International School (Singapore)

"In vivid and exciting ways, the Singapore International Childrenʼs Film Festival both entertains and informs children and entire families, bringing to the screen fresh narratives that illuminate the experiences of children in a world that poses both constant challenges and new opportunities."

  - Dr. David Fedo

Director of Early Childhood Education

Wheelock College (Singapore)


Bear Story (Chile)

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