Across the length and breadth of England, from Cornwall to Carlisle, from London to Liverpool, we currently have 12,000 registered Into Film Clubs in schools and other youth-environments, and in 2015/2016 we trained over 3,000 teachers and educators.
We have supported over 6,800 children and young people across England to engage with and make their own short films through our flagship filmmaking programme, See It Make It, our Film of the Month competition and through other participatory workshops.
The 2015 Into Film Festival launched in Birmingham with a live Q&A between Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai, which was satellite-linked to 80 cinemas around the UK. Across the rest of the festival we provided over 285,000 children and young people in England with the chance to connect with film in a cinema environment, through more than 2,250 screenings and events.
Our work in England includes relationships with many partners, such as Arts Council England Bridge Organisations, which facilitate our ability to support the Arts Award, and Artsmark schemes. Our Opening Minds, Transforming Lives project in Greater Manchester continues to be a huge success in increasing social cohesion in the area through the power of film, and is supported through a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
We also have two young-person-led Youth Advisory Councils in operation (one based in Salford, one based in London) featuring 24 young people that have helped shape our offer in the past, and will continue to help us shape our future.
Into Film England is based in Islington, London, with further offices in Birmingham and Salford.