3rd Grade Film Resources

Utah Film Center’s Media Education programs promote arts education by introducing teachers and students to the transformational power of film and filmmaking in the classroom. The third grade resources below are free and include film screenings, workshops, professional development, field trips, and lessons while supporting the core curriculum requirements for arts education in the state of Utah. 

Short Films with Study Guides

A Whale’s Tale

Under the sea a whale tries to help the smaller creatures who are struggling with plastic waste. On land a …

Amazing Things Happen

This is an introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance …

Beloved Community Project

Utah Film Center, in conjunction with Brolly Arts, is pleased to host the Beloved Community Film, study guide, and supporting …


Deep in the Norwegian forest, there is an old man, living an orderly and quiet life. Closed off from the …

Hair Love

An animation that tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the …


Ian was born with cerebral palsy. All he wants is to make friends, although it seems impossible to achieve when …

Iron Hands

Iron Hands (Tie Shou) tells the story of a determined 12-year-old girl who finds an unexpected ally in her bid …


Long ago, four extraordinary beings of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii and …

Let’s Eat

Let’s Eat follows the story of an immigrant mother and her daughter as they navigate through the beauty and challenges …

Lost & Found

A knitted toy dinosaur must completely unravel itself to save the love of its life.

One Small Step

TAIKO Studios presents the story of Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. …

The Fox and the Bird

A solitary fox finds itself improvising fatherhood for a freshly hatched baby bird.

The Present

The story of a boy who would rather spend his time indoors playing video games instead of discovering what’s waiting …

self-paced learning

Become A Movie Critic

Learning Objective: Students will be able to analyze a film, and accurately give feedback on how they felt about the film …

Behind the Animation

This workshop goes behind the scenes of how characters are created for animated films.

Create Sound FX

Learning Objective: Students will learn how movie sound effects are made and the impact they have on the audience’s experience. …

Origins of Animation

Learning Objective: Students will be able to define and understand the process of animating a scene by creating 2-3 of …

Classroom Workshops for Students

For grades 3-6
Create a stop motion animation through demonstrations, behind-the-scenes footage, and hands-on activities.
This workshop is ONLY offered in-person.
Open to Alpine, Canyons, Granite, Jordan, Murray, and Salt Lake school districts. For school districts outside of this list, please book by special request via email.
For grades 3-6
Examine films with a critical lens through the basics of storytelling, genre, style, cinematography, production design, sound, and editing.
This workshop is available both virtually and in-person.
The in-person option is available to the Alpine, Canyons, Davis, Emery, Grand, Granite, Jordan, Juab, Millard, Murray, Nebo, North Sanpete, Park City, Provo, Salt Lake, Sevier, South Summit, Tintic, Tooele, and Wasatch school districts. For school districts outside of this list, please book by special request via email.
For grades 3-8
Discover the process, creativity, and collaboration that goes into an animated film from the idea for the movie to the final film.
This workshop is available in-person.
This workshop is available to Alpine, Canyons, Granite, Jordan, Murray, Provo, and Salt Lake school districts. For school districts in central and southern Utah, please inquire via email.
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