England

Used for the central England Page
Used for the central England Page

Team Structure and Core Activity

Our England team, based in Salford, Bristol, Birmingham and London, delivers tailored workshops and resources across England supporting the needs of the curriculum by linking to the Eight GATSBY Benchmarks for Careers, providing quality resources linking to PSHE modules on resilience, and highlighting the value of film education. By watching our rich catalogue of films via Into Film+ or engaging in our events or competitions such as Film of the Month and Review 500, our work gives schools evidence of SMSC activity and provides them with cultural capital.

We work collaboratively with a range of partners across England to enhance the reach of our offer including Arts Council Bridge organisations and Local Cultural Education Partnerships. We are an Artsmark Partner and Arts Award supporter.

COVID-19

As schools return, we know it will take time to adjust to the new normal. We are here to help support and please do not hesitate to get in contact with us with any questions you might have. 

There are over 6,800 active Into Film Clubs across the UK. In England, you will find Into Film Clubs across 158 Local Authorities from Redcar & Cleveland to Plymouth, North Lincolnshire to North Somerset and everywhere in between. Read more about our England Club of The Month Winners.

Recent Activity

Read all about our latest activity across England.

Resources

We offer a wealth of resources that are relevant to the national curriculum, all available to download for free from our Resources page. Our resources come in the form of PDF teacher's notes and work sheets, as well as a PowerPoint presentations containing pupil-facing activities with embedded film clips. Each resource includes curriculum links highlighting all experiences and outcomes. 

Below we're highlighting resources produced in England through our ICAP sponsored Moving Minds Projects and our England-specific Artsmark and Arts Award mapping documents.

How can film drive educational attainment?

  • Film supports learning in a wide range of curriculum areas; it has a unique ability to bring a subject to life and facilitate deeper learning  
  • Film brings together so many different arts and sciences and makes them real, and thus is a valuable tool that can be used to engage children and young people with the curriculum and increase their overall motivation for learning 
  • Filmmaking is a collaborative activity that can be used to develop essential life skills, such as communication, enterprise and problem solving
  • Film provides a valuable tool for broadening the minds of pupils and enables them to access a more diverse range of cultural experiences. It opens up alternative perspectives and experiences outside of their current world view. 

Training

Our Programme Delivery Coordinators work directly with schools and with partners to deliver high quality teacher training. We also work closely with universities and Initial Teacher Training Providers across England to support and inspire teachers at the start of their career wanting to use film in the classroom. We understand the needs of educators and the barriers teachers face, and endeavour to tailor the sessions to support successful engagement with the Into Film offer through film literacy and filmmaking.

Film of the Month

Our Film of the Month competition celebrates exceptional young filmmaking talent from across the UK. Check out some of our recent England-based winners below.

Education Ambassadors and Youth Advisory Council

We value the views and advice that our key stakeholders can offer the Into Film programme. We support two core groups, our Education Ambassadors and Youth Advisory Council, who each meet three times annually, as well as taking part in other advocacy work and opportunities throughout the year.

We'd love to hear from you, please drop us a line at england@intofilm.org to ask about our work or to tell us about the exciting ways you are using film in education.

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