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An innovative film-based learning module that reaffirms life-skills and values for students, parents & educators.

School Cinema

A groundbreaking pedagogical experience, School Cinema uses cinematic storytelling, emotional connect and visual appeal to address life’s challenges for children from Kindergarten to 12. It is a structured module that uses age relevant films substantiated with interactive workbooks and activities. School Cinema today is the largest producer of short films for children in India
A well-made film can teach lessons of life better than most teachers in schools today

Syed Sultan Ahmed, MD & Chief Learner LXL Ideas


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Updated on April 8th, 2022
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Life Skills through Cinema

What we do?

We teach life skills and values through films, followed by activities and projects. We do extensive research to understand the issues that impact children of different ages. These issues are converted to film scripts and then into films by some of the finest professionals from the Indian Film Industry. Based on the film worksheets, activities and projects are designed. The program is suitable for children from kindergarten to grade 12. The issues covered by the films include - bullying, religious & cultural sensitivities, family values, sexuality, adolescence & puberty, emotions, self-esteem, humility, overcoming fear, anger management, citizenship etc.

We have devised a curriculum of 10 students films for every class + workbook + activities + projects. We also train the school teachers to implement the program. In addition to students films, we have exclusive films for Parents on Parenting Skills and Teachers on understanding children & teaching effectively.

Why we do it?

Life skills is an integral part of school learning and most educators across the world find it difficult to teach life skills to children. For over 2 decades we at LXL Ideas have implemented Life Skills programs for over 1 million children across India. Through our experience, we realised that scaling up of educational programs with the consistency of quality is very difficult as it is highly people dependent and it is a big challenge to find motivated teachers. We were looking for a medium that could enable us to reach out to children in large numbers, teach them important life skills and yet retain the consistency of messaging.

We experimented with Cinematic storytelling and through our research found that well-made films can teach life lessons very effectively. The film blends storytelling, emotions and entertainment all in one medium, thereby making them a lethal combination to teach. This knowledge led us to a journey of children’s film making 10 years ago. Under the School Cinema banner, we have produced over 150 children’s films, making us the largest producers children’s films in India.


Achievements & Awards

June 2019
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February 2018
Best Live Action Short Film, BAMKids Film Festival - The Autograph
November 2017
Best International Short Film, International Children's Film Festival of India - Medium
June 2017
Best Short Film, Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival - Not Out
November 2016
Best Live Action Short Film (Audience Award), Children's Film Festival of Seattle - Myna And Asterix
May 2016
National Film Award for Best Educational Film - The Waterfall
March 2016
National Film Award for Best Film on Family Values - Little Magician
February 2016
Best Live Action Short Film, BAMKids Film Festival - Supergirl
November 2015
Best Short Film (Child Jury), International Children's Film Festival of India - Chinese Whispers
April 2015
National Film Award for Best Film on Family Values - Best Friends Forever
May 2013
National Film Award for Best Promotional Film - Chasing The Rainbow
March 2011
National Film Award for Best Film on Sports - The Finish Line
March 2011
National Film Award for Best Film on Family Values - Red Building Where The Sun Sets

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