Children watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in class
Children watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in class

What are Clubs? 

Through Into Film Clubs educators have the chance to provide children and young people with the opportunity for meaningful engagement with film. This includes access to thousands of films specially selected with educators in mind, together with accompanying resources, exclusive film industry opportunities and ways to get involved with programming, reporting, reviewing, and filmmaking.

Clubs are free for state funded school and non-school settings, such as youth clubs, cinemas and libraries. They are easy to set up and provide a flexible model that can be tailored to the social and academic needs of a pupil, and/or school or youth setting.

Group of children watching films in a club

Why run a club? 

Running a club is hugely beneficial for both educators and young people, and has been proven to foster social development, as well as improving inter-personal relationships between club leaders and young people. Into Film Clubs provide a safe space for young people to grow, flourish and gain confidence as well as creating a sense of unity across age ranges, social classes and ethnicities through a shared appreciation of film.

81% of club leaders say that using film has improved young people's imagination and creativity, and 78% say it has improved their speaking and listening skills, and overall enjoyment of learning.

Watching a wide array of film in a regular, communal setting inspires in young people a love of cinema, and a desire and enthusiasm to discover more. With the tools we provide, you can start a young person's journey into film.

A Programme Coordinator is available to assist club leaders through troubleshooting, offering advice, connecting them to their local wider cinema and arts infrastructure, and keeping them informed of opportunities as they arise.

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The opportunities afforded to our pupils through involvement with 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.

Tracy Rossborough, Teacher, Ashfield Girls’ High School, Belfast
Group of children watching films in a sports hall

How To Find Films

Want to get free films you can screen in the classroom? Find out how.

Young people watching old film in a club

Do I Need A Licence?

Find out what you need in order to watch films in your education setting.