Into Film

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 topical issues and curricular learning with our educational resources. They range from informal film discussion guides, to curriculum-linked resources for the classroom and assemblies that include embedded film clips to help you bring learning to life.

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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

At Into Film we develop and deliver professional training programmes that support UK teachers, educators and youth or community centres in using film as a tool for learning with young people aged 5-19. We also offer online courses designed to fit around your schedule and host regular face-to-face Continued Professional Development (CPD) training sessions for educators across the UK, with a focus on film and filmmaking for curricular attainment in the classroom. We also have training to help Into Film Club leaders make the most of their film club.

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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

The annual Into Film Festival is the largest youth-focused film festival in the world, which sees a specially curated programme of curriculum-linked films screened across the UK, entirely for free, with special guest speakers, and unforgettable chances to meet and interact with a variety of filmmaking professionals. The Festival also offers tailored classroom resources to ensure continued learning and inspiration back in the classroom.

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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

The Into Film Awards is our annual celebration of young filmmaking talent, with categories designed to highlight the large pool of young creatives in the UK. Held each year in London, with an array of famous faces and incredible talent from across the film industry on hand to present awards, we set out to discover and honour the most talented filmmakers, reviewers, Into Film Clubs and educators in the UK, with those from all backgrounds and with all abilities celebrated.

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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

We're proud to be a UK-wide organisation, and our network of Into Film Clubs, teacher training opportunities, Festival screenings, outreach activity and more all regularly take place across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Our resources are mapped to the curricula of each nation, and we produce educational resources in the UK’s indigenous languages. Find out more below.

Our Story

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

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Our Mission

To inspire dynamic ways of learning with film and connecting with cinema that reach the widest possible young audience across the UK.

OUR VISION

That film is at the heart of every child and young person's educational, cultural and personal development.

More than half of UK schools engage with our programme of Into Film Clubs, special cinema screenings, resources and training to support classroom teaching. Alongside rich online content for young audiences, we provide 5-19 year olds with inspiring opportunities to learn about and with film, and develop a passion for cinema.

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our work

Into Film and the Industry

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

We're also grateful for the support of the wider film industry, which helps us provide unparalleled opportunities for children and young people to interact with and learn from leading film professionals through a variety of in-school and extra-curricular experiences. We work to inspire a passion for film, a respect for intellectual property and an understanding of industry career pathways for a whole new generation of film watchers and makers.

We're also thankful to have the ongoing support of our high profile ambassadors including Sir Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Naomie Harris, Celyn Jones, Michael Sheen, and Matthew Rhys.

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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

Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, critique, review and make film.

Film Catalogue

Start incorporating film into the curriculum through our curated catalogue.

What our educators say

"They get to discuss films, it builds up their talking and listening skills and their confidence. And writing reviews is helping their literacy skills."