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.
As schools return we know it will take time to adjust to the new normal. We are here to help support and please do not hesitate to get in contact with us with any questions you might have.
FILM CLUBS IN SCOTLAND
There are over 8000 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:
Screening films and making animations at your Into Film Club
08 Oct 2019 in Into Film Club of the Month
Our Into Film Club of the Month for September 19 is Hillside School in Aberdeen. Club leader, Fiona Lindsay, told us about her inspiration for starting her club
Reading time 4 mins
How Into Film Clubs can get young people writing
15 Jan 2019 in Into Film Club of the Month
Our latest Into Film Club of the Month is a double-header from St Ninian’s High School, Scotland, which boasts both a Junior and Senior Into Film Club.
Reading time 5 mins
How film clubs can open up the world for small communities
06 Jul 2016 in Into Film Club of the Month
June's Leader of the Month, Jennifer Skinner, from the Isle of Tiree, Scotland, explains how running a film club has benefitted the small island community.
Viewing time 5 mins
LATEST SCOTTISH NEWS
Read all about the latest Into Film activity in Scotland.
My Local Cinema: Young People discuss what makes theirs special
17 Feb 2021
Members of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) explore the history of and their relationship to their local cinema.
Viewing time 6 mins
'It's Just Not Fair!' wins the Audience Choice Award
11 Nov 2020 in Into Film Awards
Congratulations to the young filmmakers from Castlemilk, Glasgow, whose film decrying their town's lack of a supermarket has won the Audience Choice Award.
Viewing time 4 mins
Larbert High School is our Into Film Club of the Year: 12 and Over
11 Nov 2020 in Into Film Awards
Congratulations to Larbert High School, Falkirk, whose Into Film Club has improved members' confidence and literacy skills, as well as boasting a hit podcast.
Reading time 4 mins
Into Film's Lockdown Champions
12 Nov 2020
This year hasn't been easy for any of us, but a few club leaders worked extra hard to keep spirits up during lockdown. Here's how our Lockdown Champions did it.
Reading time 10 mins
THE WEE REVIEW WRITING COMPETITION: ***UPDATED CONDITIONS***
We have updated the Terms and Conditions of our Wee Review Competition! Due to the ongoing restrictions we know it isn't currently possible to see a film on Screen Machine so you can now enter with a review of something you have seen at home!
Are you aged 5-19? Have you recently watched a film at home (why not use this list as inspiration?) Do you want to be in the chance of winning top prizes and have your review published?
Into Film and Regional Screen Scotland are running a competition to give you the chance to win cinema tickets, Into Film prizes and to have your review displayed on our website for all to see!
All you have to do is write a review of the film you saw and have a parent or guardian email a photo of it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month we will pick three winners!
To enhance your film review even more, why not download our review writing resources for top tips.
Need a template for you review?
We also welcome reviews in Gàidhlig
Terms of Entry:
- The author of the review must be aged between 5-19 on date of entry.
- The competition is open to UK residents only.
- To be eligible for the prize entrants must, if contacted, provide an address for the prize to be delivered to.
- Entries must be submitted by parent or guardian on behalf of the author to email@example.com. Entries need to include the young person's first name and age. Once a winner has been chosen Into Film will contact the parent/guardian via email to get an address to send the prize to.
- Entries must be received from 1st November 2020 - 31st March 2021
HippFest Silent Film Activities & Competition
HippFest Silent Cinema Activities
We are delighted to be working with Hippodrome Silent Film Festival and National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive to provide learning activities inspired by Silent Cinema. Click "Visit" to view the activities and find out more.
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.
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.
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.
Look out for updates on 2021 CLPL sessions in the New Year. Why not 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.
'Mothman' is April 2020's Film of the Month winner
01 May 2020 in Film of the Month
Our latest winner is Ben, from Inverness, whose film 'Mothman' is an imaginative short that follows a young man with a peculiar affinity to light.
Viewing time 7 mins
'Alan Turing' is our latest Film of the Month winner
02 Jul 2019 in Film of the Month
Our latest winning film is an animated look at the life of mathematician Alan Turing, who was prosecuted for being gay, despite helping end World War II.
Viewing time 7 mins
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL AND EDUCATION AMBASSADORS
We value the views and advice our key stakeholders can offer the Into Film programme. We support two core groups, our Youth Advisory Council and Education Ambassadors who each meet three times a year.
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 andevents in film education for educators and young people across Scotland. We regularly promote partner opportunities in our newsletter and on our Regional Twitter account.