About The Into Film Festival

Find out all about the UK's largest free film festival for schools and young people.

About The Into Film Festival

Supporting our vision of putting film at the heart of children and young people's education, the Into Film Festival is the largest youth-focused film festival in the world.

The Into Film Festival is returning once again in 2022, taking place between Tuesday 8 - Friday 25 November 2022. This will be our first year back running the Festival at full capacity after the disruptions caused by the global pandemic, so we'll have an abundance of events for you and your students to enjoy in all corners of the UK. We're delighted to have Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical opening this year's Festival.

Bookings are now open - secure your event quickly to avoid disappointment!

The Into Film Festival was a great opportunity for our pupils to visit the cinema for a film premiere. The film itself was an entertaining documentary about climate change, providing the pupils with very important information about what is going on in the world, and how we can all contribute to make a positive difference.

Sally Travis, Teacher at Walkley Primary School, Sheffield

Over half a million pupils and teachers have walked through cinema doors across the UK since the first Festival in 2013, and that number only increases each year. Boasting everything from specialist films to exclusive previews of upcoming blockbusters - as well as inclusive SEN and autism-friendly screenings - the Into Film Festival has something to offer everyone.

After having to cancel the 2020 Into Film Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Into Film Festival returned in 2021 with a whole host of exciting and education-packed screenings across the UK for 5-19 year olds. Due to the ongoing considerations regarding COVID-19, the 2021 Festival took place at a smaller scale, but was still a triumphant celebration of cinema and culture, featuring exciting titles, both old and new.

As such, 2022 will be the first year since the COVID-19 pandemic that we'll be running the Into Film Festival at a similar size to usual, so watch below for some of our favourite moments from the 2019 Festival (the last one we ran at full capacity) for a sense of the movie magic you can expect!