Scotland

Taken at the IFF 19 Stirling Castle screening of Mary Queen of Scots

Into Film puts film at the heart of children and young people's educational, cultural and personal development. Our Scotland team promotes the Into Film programme throughout the nation by delivering resources to school and non-school settings and supporting the specific needs of the Curriculum for Excellence and working collaboratively with our partners across Scotland to enhance the film education offer.

SCOTS LANGUAGE THROUGH FILM PROGRAMME

Our popular Scots Language Events will be making a comeback in the New Year in a brand new hybrid format. Please stay tuned for more information on these events!

FILM CLUBS IN SCOTLAND

There are over 6500 active Into Film Clubs across the UK. In Scotland you will find clubs across all 32 Local Authorities. Read more about our Scottish Club of the Month winners below:

INTO FILM SCOTLAND TALENT AMBASSADORS

Our Ambassadors support Into Film in many ways, from visiting young people in their schools and colleges, to supporting our annual events such as the Into Film Awards and the Into Film Festival.

Jack Lowden

Jack Lowden

Actor

"I hope to inspire and empower the next generation of writers, directors, producers, sound engineers or stunt coordinators with the knowledge that they too can help make Scotland's film industry a world leader."

Jack Lowden is one of the brightest acting talents to emerge from Scotland in recent years, starring in films such as Dunkirkand Fighting with My Family, and winning a Scottish BAFTA for his performance in crime thriller Calibre. You can also see him in Mary Queen of Scots - available on Into Film+

New Into Film Ambassador Katie Leung

Katie Leung

Actor

"I am very honoured to be an Into Film Ambassador, and hope to inspire youngsters in Scotland, as well as to encourage fairer representation and gender equality within the film industry."

Katie Leung is a Scottish actress who famously starred as Cho Chang in the beloved Harry Potter franchise, and has garnered international recognition with critically acclaimed performances across film, television and theatre. Leung was recognised as a prestigious BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014, and has had a hugely varied and exciting TV and theatre career, taking lead roles in BBC2's television drama miniseries One Child, Mia Chung's You For Me For You at The Royal Court Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Snow in Midsummer. She starred in ITV1 series White Dragon in 2018, and animated TV series Moominvalley in 2019. She has also appeared in several prominent films, including The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

LATEST SCOTTISH NEWS

Read all about the latest Into Film activity in Scotland.

RESOURCES AND INTO FILM+

There are a wealth of resources available to download for free on the Into Film website. Here you can view a selection that are particularly relevant for the Curriculum for Excellence as well as some that have been specifically produced in Scotland through partnerships such as Education Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive and Africa in Motion to name a few. Our resources come with PDF teacher notes and work sheets as well as a PowerPoint containing pupil facing activities with embedded film clips. Each resource also includes curriculum links highlighting all experiences & outcomes. 

Our brand new streaming service, Into Film+, allows you to stream over 150 films immediately and each film comes with wraparound resource content. Please note you will need a Public Video Screening Licence to access Into Film+. There is a bursary available to help cover the cost of this and for more information please contact the Scotland Team.

How can film drive educational attainment?

  • Film supports learning in a wide range of curriculum areas; it has a unique ability to bring a subject to life and facilitate deeper learning
  • Film, because it brings together so many different arts and sciences and makes them real, is a valuable tool that can be used to engage children and young people with the curriculum and increase their overall motivation for learning
  • Filmmaking is a collaborative activity that can be used to develop essential life skills such as communication, enterprise and problem solving
  • Film provides a valuable tool for broadening the minds of pupils and enables them to access a more diverse range of cultural experiences. It opens up alternative perspectives and experiences outside of their current world view.
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Scotland on Film List

Our carefully curated film list features some great titles, productions and stories set in Scotland.

CAREER LONG PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Our Film Education Practitioners are core to the delivery of the quality training on offer at Into Film based in venues and schools across Scotland. We understand the needs of educators and barriers teachers face and endeavour to tailor the sessions to support successful engagement in the Into Film offer through film literacy and filmmaking. All of our CLPL training is currently being delivered through webinars.

Explore our online training options.

FILM OF THE MONTH

Our Film of the Month competition celebrates exceptional young filmmaking talent from across the UK. Check out some of the Scotland based winners below.

EDUCATION AMBASSADORS AND YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

We value the views and advice our key stakeholders can offer the Into Film programme. We support two core groups, our Education Ambassadors and Youth Advisory Council who each meet three times a year, as well as taking part  other advocacy work and opportunities throighout the year. 

PARTNERS

Working collaboratively with partner organisations is really important to our work. We work with key delivery organisations and a number of cinema venues and festivals which allows us to create bespoke opportunities, activities and events in film education for educators and young people across Scotland. We regularly promote partner opportunities in our newsletter and on our Regional Twitter account. 

Some of our partner work includes offering free school screenings on Regional Screen Scotland's Screen Machine, our archive film education work through National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive and working with multiple cinema partners across Scotland through Film Hub Scotland. We are also part of a number of Screen Scotland funded Film Education Partnership Fund projects including our work with Screen Education Edinburgh and Glasgow Film Education Alliance. If you are interested in partnering with us please do get in touch. 

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