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If you're considering starting an Into Film Club at your school or youth-setting, then there's never been a better time, with our brand-new film streaming service Into Film+ allowing you to stream films at the click of a button. Setting up an Into Film Club can be a richly rewarding experience for both club members and leaders, and it's remarkably simple to get started.

Check out our guidelines below to answer any queries you may have before setting up your Into Film Club:

Am I eligible for an Into Film Club?

If you're thinking of starting an Into Film Club, but are concerned that you may not be eligible due to your location or the young people you work with, then don't worry - Into Film Clubs are free* for all UK state-funded schools and not-for-profit youth organisations.**

* Into Film Clubs are available to private/independent schools for an annual fee. Email info@intofilm.org for more information.

** Home Educators that can group together and host a film club at a local venue are also eligible to join as a not-for-profit youth organisation. Email info@intofilm.org for more information.

Do I need extensive film knowledge?

Don't worry if you don't consider yourself to be a film expert - many of our films are selected with educators in mind, while our catalogue is easily searchable to pinpoint the films that are relevant to you and your Into Film Club.

Where will my Into Film Club take place?

Into Film Clubs can be run anywhere, be it a school setting, local youth centre or community space. Depending on the number of club members you expect to attend, you may need to consider which spaces near you are available and what size they are.

When will I run it?

Into Film Clubs are flexible to meet the needs of teachers and educators, and can be run during lunch periods, after school, or potentially even on weekends. Our resources range from extensive assemblies, to quicker, discussion-sparking film guides which can be run through in half an hour.

Will Into Film Clubs be compatible with the age group of my club members?

Into Film's programme caters for all young people, aged 5 - 19, with content specifically tailored for either Primary, Secondary or both age groups.

What materials will I need?

We provide everything you need to run your Into Film Club, including posters, membership cards, and of course the films themselves.

Our new Into Film+ streaming platform will allow you to watch films instantly, at the click of a button. All you'll need is an Into Film Account and a Public Video Screening (PVS) Licence.

Filmbankmedia PVS Licences are paid for on behalf of schools by all local authorities in England and by some local authorities in both Wales and Scotland. Into Film NI cover the license cost for some schools in Northern Ireland. For further information on licensing in your locality please see our FAQs.

How involved do sessions need to be?

Your Into Film Club sessions can be as informal or as in-depth as you'd like. From casual film guides to run through after a screening, to more involved resources about pre-production or editing, our extensive catalogue of resources and film guides will allow you to be flexible with your sessions.

I'm ready to get started. What do I do next, and will I get support with set-up?

To start your free Into Film Club, simply click on the Start Your Free Into Film Club button at the bottom of this page and follow these steps.

  • You'll be asked to complete your Into Film Account sign up
  • Once set up, you'll receive a registration email from us asking you to verify your email address for your Into Film Account
  • Click on this link and you'll be directed to complete a second form, providing further details of the Into Film Club you wish to set up
  • Once complete, you'll have full access to the Into Film+ streaming platform, where you can stream films at the click of a button. You'll also have access to the Into Film Clubs website, where you can manage your Into Film Club and - if still required - order DVDs from our extensive catalogue, plus download a range of resources to help you promote and run your Into Film Club.

If you experience any problems during this sign up process, our friendly Into Film Team are here to help. Contact us at info@intofilm.org.

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