IB Film 11 and IB Film SL 12

Course Outline

Film is both a powerful communication medium and an art form. The diploma program film course aims to develop students’ skills so that they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts.

Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film- making, the diploma program film course explores film history, film production roles across time and cultures and the filmmaking process. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. To achieve an international understanding within the world of film, students are taught to consider film texts, theories, and ideas from the points of view of different individuals, nations, and cultures.

Students final grade will be based on externally assessed components worth 60 percent and an internal assessment worth 40 percent. The internal component consists (40 percent) consists of a film portfolio which includes a film reel with one completed film.  The external component (60 percent) consists of two assessments which are submitted online to IB.  Students must complete a textual analysis (30 percent) of 1750 words on film texts, selected from a list of film texts provided by IB. For the second external assessment, students must research an area of film focus that interests them and submit a recorded multimedia comparative study (30 percent) to IB.

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