What is an Into Film Club?
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, together with accompanying resources, exclusive film industry opportunities and ways to get involved with programming, reporting, reviewing, and filmmaking.
Free for all state funded schools, and non-school settings, Into Film Clubs have access to:
- Our catalogue of over 3000 DVDs, selected with educators in mind
- Support from the Into Film Team, including access to training and development opportunities
- Resources and tools to stimulate engagement, discussion, learning and review
- A range of materials and competitions for young people
- Exclusive film events and screenings, including the Into Film Festival; the largest youth film festival in the world
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.
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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