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About Into Film

Into Film gives every child and young person aged 5 to 19 in the UK the chance to experience film creatively.

Our UK-Wide Programme

We support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film. Our programme includes a network of extra-curricular film clubs, resources for use in clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, a cinema-based film festival and our annual Awards. It has been designed to meet the needs of all four nations in the UK.

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Into Film clubs

Allow young people to watch, critique, review, and make films by setting up an Into Film Club. Central to the offer is our curated catalogue of over 3,000 films containing a rich variety of titles and genres including British, documentary, foreign language, short and archive film.

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Impact

Our activities are contributing to the raising of educational achievement and aspiration, enhancing cultural access and development, and increasing enjoyment of learning.

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91%

of club leaders say that their film club has increased members' enjoyment of school

92%

of club leaders say that their film club has made members more receptive to different types of film

Resources

Resources

Realise the extraordinary potential of film to engage children and young people in complex issues and curriculum areas, and encourage effective learning, with our educational resources. They range from film discussion guides for out-of-school clubs, to curriculum-linked worksheets, lesson plans, and presentations that include embedded film clips.

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Impact

Our activities are contributing to the raising of educational achievement and aspiration, enhancing cultural access and development, and increasing enjoyment of learning.

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Leaders say that using resources from Into Film has helped improve pupils':

78%

Speaking & listening

81%

Imagination & creativity

73%

Literacy

Training

Training

Realise the extraordinary potential of film to engage children and young people in complex issues and curriculum areas, and encourage effective learning, with our educational resources. They range from film discussion guides for out-of-school clubs, to curriculum-linked worksheets, lesson plans, and presentations that include embedded film clips.

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Impact

Our activities are contributing to the raising of educational achievement and aspiration, enhancing cultural access and development, and increasing enjoyment of learning.

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92%

of CPD participants strongly felt that using film in the classroom would help improve students' interpersonal skills

88%

of CPD participants strongly felt that using film in the classroom would help improve the attainment of their pupils

Festival

Festival

Realise the extraordinary potential of film to engage children and young people in complex issues and curriculum areas, and encourage effective learning, with our educational resources. They range from film discussion guides for out-of-school clubs, to curriculum-linked worksheets, lesson plans, and presentations that include embedded film clips.

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Impact

Our activities are contributing to the raising of educational achievement and aspiration, enhancing cultural access and development, and increasing enjoyment of learning.

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72%

of young people attending the Festival said that it had inspired them to watch more films

94%

of teachers attending the festival felt it was valuable to the broader education of young people

Awards

Awards

Realise the extraordinary potential of film to engage children and young people in complex issues and curriculum areas, and encourage effective learning, with our educational resources. They range from film discussion guides for out-of-school clubs, to curriculum-linked worksheets, lesson plans, and presentations that include embedded film clips.

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Impact

Our activities are contributing to the raising of educational achievement and aspiration, enhancing cultural access and development, and increasing enjoyment of learning.

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97%

of members say their film club helps them learn about, and want to watch, different types of films

86%

of members say watching and discussing films in lessons helps them develop new ideas for writing and coursework

Nations

Realise the extraordinary potential of film to engage children and young people in complex issues and curriculum areas, and encourage effective learning, with our educational resources. They range from film discussion guides for out-of-school clubs, to curriculum-linked worksheets, lesson plans, and presentations that include embedded film clips.

Our Story

Into Film has an educational mission with film at its heart.

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Becoming Into Film

Into Film was formed in 2013 after the merger between two leading film education charities, FILMCLUB and First Light.

Since then our offer has grown to a significant presence across the UK; our approach tailored to the needs of the nations' cultures and curriculums. To our knowledge, no other UK-wide cultural education initiative has such a high take-up by schools and youth groups, and no other country in the world has such an effective licensing arrangement to enable children and young people to see and discuss a broad range of films in educational settings through extra-curricular film clubs.

 

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our work

Our work

Our work is supported by the BFI, through the National Lottery, and other film organisations including Cinema First.

We are also grateful for the support of the film industry at large. This allows us to provide unparalleled opportunities for children and young people to interact with and learn from the world's leading professionals, through in-school visits and behind the scenes experiences. We hope this will inspire a passion for film, respect for intellectual property and an understanding of career pathways into the industry in the next generation of film watchers and filmmakers.

In addition, our high profile ambassadors Sir Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Naomie Harris, Celyn Jones, Michael Sheen, and Matthew Rhys have all publicly lent their support to our work.

 

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Resources catalogue

Explore our film-focused enrichment and curriculum-linked resources.

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Training

Learn how to make the most of film in education with our training programme.

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Into Film Clubs

Discover films for watching, discussing, exploring filmmaking and more.

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Film

Start incorporating film into the curriculum through our curated catalogue.

What our educators say

"Opportunities afforded to our pupils through involvement in Into Film have, without doubt, helped them to achieve success, access experiences otherwise unavailable to them and seen them grow, flourish and gain in confidence."