About The Into Film Festival

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 seventh Into Film Festival took place between 6-22 November 2019, and was our biggest yet, with over half a million places booked.

Since March we've been keeping a close eye on the current restrictions due to COVID-19, and as we continue to bare these in mind we're making plans for our 2020 Into Film Festival. We're hoping this will look similar to last year's Festival, but are very aware this could change as the year progresses. We will likely be running the Into Film Festival with a reduced capacity, and of course will be adhering to all government guidelines and measures to keep film clubs, parents, home educators, schools and all attendees safe.

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Over 2.5 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.

Priority Booking for Into Film Clubs

Sign up for a free Into Film Club today and you'll gain access to our DVD catalogue of over 3000 titles, as well as complementary resources and film guides. You'll also get priority booking to the next Into Film Festival, 24 hours before the rest of the UK!

Teachers actively and directly feed into the development of the Festival programme, and 94% of teachers surveyed felt the Festival activities were valuable to the broader education of young people, and 83% said the festival is useful in helping to deliver the curriculum. 

I think the Festival is a great opportunity for students to not only learn in a different environment but experience things in a different way, it helps develop relationships between students and also teachers and students. It's surprising the impact it can have.

James Coder, Science Teacher, Fortismere Secondary School