Used for the central England Page
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Overview and stats

Across the length and breadth of England, from Cornwall to Carlisle, from London to Liverpool, we currently have 6,320 active Into Film Clubs in schools and other youth environments, and in 2018/2019 we delivered face to face training to 1,386 teachers and educators.

As for the Into Film Festival, we welcomed over 303,000 student attendees across England in 2018 to a wide range of events, from a Q&A with Into Film Ambassador Ruby Barnhill in Knutsford to a virtual reality experience by Limina Immersive at The Watershed, Bristol.

Team structure & core activity

We have 2 teams working across 5 English regions - the North, Midlands, South West, South East and London.

The Programme Delivery team in England work to promote and deliver the Into Film programme and work in partnership with a wide range of organisations, including:

  • BFI Film Hub Lead Organsiations (FHLOs), cinemas and other venues including those within the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN)
  • Regional and national Archives
  • Arts Council Bridges and Cultural Education Partnerships
  • Local film festivals
  • Other cultural and education organisations 

The team also:

  • Coordinate Into Film's Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) and Ambassador Schemes
  • Organise and deliver training for educators and young people
  • Organise and host screenings and events
  • Organise and deliver screenings, events and projects with 16-19 year olds in cinemas

Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council are a group of film enthusiasts aged 10-19 who meet once a term to talk about the Into Film programme and advise on how to keep it exciting, effective and accessible for all young people.


Our invaluable group of teacher ambassadors continue to advise us on a range of aspects of our programme at meetings held across England 3 times a year. 

England projects 

In 2018 The Moving Minds Filmmaking Project gave 200 young people aged 11-19 the chance to work with professional filmmakers to devise and create their own short film on about mental health and wellbeing. The films have been compiled to form an educational resource with discussion points and activities to support teachers and educators who wish to use the films. They were also screened as part of the Into Film Festival 2018 and at a celebratory showcase at Regent Street Cinema.

At the beginning of 2019 we developed a valuable Artsmark resource following two successful Artsmark pilot projects in the North of England. The resource clearly maps our programme to the Artsmark programme providing a useful tool to understand which aspects of our programme can be used towards achieving Artsmark accreditation.

Follow the links below for more information on our projects and resources across England: