All schools and 5–19 year olds across the UK will be able to enjoy over 2,500 screenings and special events, including a programme choice of 150+ film titles, industry meet and greets, expert Q&As, career information sessions, filmmaking workshops and much more at this year’s Into Film Festival.
The exciting programme will act as a springboard to open discussions with young people on a variety of topics that range from the creative expression of personal and collective cultural identity, to the exploration of love and healthy relationships, the challenging of historical attitudes and a celebration of British film.
Funded and supported by the cinema industry and Creative Skillset, the Festival aims to develop future audiences and nurture a lifelong passion for film amongst young people.
Curriculum topics from across the four nations are included and supported by the Festival’s various education resources, offering an array of subject-specific learning and wider personal development opportunities. Film titles include those selected from the archives as well as classics and blockbuster premieres – from modern foreign language to animation. Learnings from these titles can be applied to all subject areas, offering students an unforgettable experience and understanding of the power of cinema.
Of those attending the Festival in 2014, 72% of young people said they had been inspired to watch more films and 82% were more likely to go and see other films in the cinema. Meanwhile, 94% of teachers felt activities were valuable to the broader education of young people and 72% were more likely to use film or cinema visits to support the curriculum.
Bookings go live in September with places available on a first come, first served basis, so schools are encouraged to register on the Into Film website now to be amongst the first to know when bookings go live.
In the meantime, don’t forget to add 4–20 November 2015 to your diary and help spread the word amongst your school networks!