Into Film Festival 2014 - bookings open Monday!

Young people in cinema

On Monday 8 September, we will be launching our new Into Film Festival bookings site.

You'll have the chance to book from thousands of free film screenings, workshops and exclusive events across the UK - all curated with over 100 free curriculum-linked resources and clear learning outcomes that support education, personal development, and build a lifelong passion for film.

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To be some of the very first people to be notified of bookings opening we highly recommend you register your interest in the form on this page.

Last year over 200,000 children, young people and educators enjoyed films and marvelled at unforgettable events at our film Festival. We look forward to you returning to this page to join their ranks on Monday!

What is the Into Film Festival?

The Festival, formerly known as the National Youth Film Festival, takes place 4 Nov - 21 Nov 2014. It aims to help educators bring learning to life for 5-19 year olds by inspiring young people to watch, make and understand film in new and creative ways.

Note: If you're currently subscribed to the Into Film, Into Film Clubs or National Youth Film Festival newsletter, submitting your email address here will generate an email with a link to manage your newsletter subscriptions. From there, if you've not already subscribed, you can tick the Into Film Festival box to register your interest in the Into Film Festival.


What will schools and young people enjoy?

  • Free screenings: a UK-wide free screening programme in cinemas
  • Educational resources: for activity pre and post-cinema trip
  • Filmmaking: through workshops and a filmmaking competition
  • Speakers and industry interaction: attend Q&A's and masterclasses with film industry professionals
  • Film character dress-up: fun-filled days where teachers and students don fancy dress
  • Exclusives: access to exclusive film previews and premieres

Festival highlights from 2013

The very first Into Film Festival (formerly known as the National Youth Film Festival) took place 21st October - 8th November 2013 and saw 200,000 young people attending over 1,300 free special screenings and events across the UK. 

The Festival is a great way of accessing film for kids. We don't get an opportunity to take kids out to see films often as organising trips is really difficult so when you have a national organisation who's done it for us, it's easier for us to show the value back at school. Plus it's free!

Ella, Teacher, Wanstead High School

Video highlights

Watch our video illustrating the highlights of the Festival, which sees film industry professionals, teachers, children and young people reflect on their experience.

It's a fantastic opportunity to be able to bring young people to cinemas that they wouldn't otherwise visit and have a collective experience that they can then take back to the classroom to discuss. And to watch films they wouldn't otherwise see. That is essential really.

Alison, Head of Media and Performing Arts, Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form

Photo gallery

Browse through some of the most enduring and memorable images we snapped at last year's Festival including shots of actor Idris Elba and Aardman director Peter Lord speaking to an audience of schools and young people.

Films by young people

Watch some of the brilliant films that won a filmmaking award at last year's Festival

The Into Film Festival is made possible by support from the Cinema First, a wide collaboration with UK film industry partners and our festival delivery partners National Schools Partnership. Into Film is funded by the BFI.