Do I need a licence?
Find out what you need in order to watch films in your education setting.
Into Film Clubs are a fun and valuable way to engage young people with and through film. FREE for all state-funded schools* and easy to set up, you'll gain access to our new Into Film+ streaming platform, our ongoing Review 500 competition, a range of resources and exclusive invitations to screenings and events.
Let us take you through some of the key questions to answer to work out if Into Film Clubs is for you:
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: clubs are free* for all UK state-funded schools and not-for-profit youth organisations.**
* Into Film Clubs is available to private/independent schools for an annual fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com for more information.
Yes, as long as you're based in the UK, you can run an Into Film Club and access the Into Film+ streaming platform.
We have Into Film Clubs situated all around the UK, from capital cities to remote and rural areas. Into Film Clubs have the incredible power to bring young people together and provide opportunities for learning in a fun and accessible way, ensuring that even the most secluded areas of the nation still have access to our offer.
Please Note: A Public Video Screening (PVS) Licence is required for organisations to access Into Film+. For further information on licensing in your locality please see our FAQs.
Into Film Clubs are flexible, and can be run in varied settings. Many take place in schools, but they can also be held at local youth clubs, churches, community centres or other appropriate public spaces. We even have Into Film Clubs in far more unconventional settings, including in rural locations where they can take place in cattle sheds and barns!
So rest assured that wherever you are, an Into Film Club can still be for you. Check out our film below to see an example of the diversity of our programme across the UK.
Please Note: To access the Into Film+ streaming platform, you will need to be situated in the location that your Public Video Screening (PVS) Licence is registered to. Find out more about the PVS Licence in our FAQs.
Academic level is also no barrier, as it has been found that Into Film Clubs have a significant and positive impact on all young people's learning, in particular with regard to literacy, communication and social skills, as well as being fun for all! Evidence also that suggests Into Film Clubs hugely benefit young people with special educational needs (SEN).
The inclusive nature of Into Film Clubs can lead to greater social cohesion, confidence and attainment for club members, whilst partaking in filmmaking activities can be a great way to bring everyone into the fold.
Three teachers of students with learning difficulties show us how they've used review writing to great effect in their work.
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One project in Bradford has confirmed the direct link between using film in literacy lessons, and academic attainment.
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Our 'How to' guides will give you more information about what's involved.
Learn about the positive impacts Into Film Clubs has on young people.