Seeing the World through a Different Lens: International Films for Youth

Webinar participants will learn to identify sources to locate, review and access international films for youth. We will discuss specific films that depict themes including: socio-economic conflicts, gender identity, cultural heritage, family relationships, “fitting in” and “growing up.” Participants who are interested in continuing this discussion after the webinar are welcome to join a network of individuals on a publicly accessible resource on films from Indiana University.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three or more international children’s film festivals
  • List two or more sources of reviews of international films for youth
  • Describe five different international films for youth
  • If interested, continue in an online public discussion of specific films

Who Should Attend

This webinar is relevant to any individual interested in gaining knowledge about how to locate and assess international films for youth for the purposes of purchasing for library collections or using for programs.


Frances Weinstein Yates earned a BA in Education from Purdue University and Masters and Specialist degrees from Indiana University. Her professional focus has been children’s literature and media. For the past 30 years Frances has worked in school, public and college libraries. She has taught children’s literature since 1999, including special topics workshops focusing on cultural identities. Frances currently is Director of the Indiana University East Campus Library. She is a 2012 recipient of an ALA Carnegie Whitney grant to develop a resource guide for International Films for Youth.


How to Register

Registration is now open!  Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in.  You can also register by calling ALA Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 ext. 5.  Webinar space is limited.  Archived version can not be purchased until all live sessions have taken place.

Tech Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, high-speed Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher.  You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to registering for a webinar.  If your internet connection is not high speed you may have problems inside the virtual meeting room.

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Credits &/or CEUs Heading

College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request.


Jenny Najduch
ALSC Program Officer
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026


If interested in sponsoring this webinar please contact Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, with the above information.