Into Film Festival Attendees (2019)

Into Film Festival

The Into Film Festival is a free, annual, UK-wide celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds

The 2021 Into Film Festival took place between 10-26 November, and even with some extra safety precuations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hosted hundreds of engaging film screenings, workshops and special events across the UK drawing an audience of over 185,000 people!

Highlights included pupil premieres of Clifford the Big Red Dog and Belfast to get the Festival going, the latter of featured an introduction from director and Into Film Ambassador Sir Kenneth Branagh and the film's young stars Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie. We were also joined by director Edgar Wright for his Sparks Brothers film, James Bond producer Gregg Wilson for a screening of No Time to Die, and Joe Cornish and Michael Ajao, director and star of Attack the Block. Our closing event saw a special screening of Disney's Encanto, complete with a Colombian band and a VIP limo experience.

We hope to run more screenings for schools in the 2021 spring term, so keep an eye out for more big screen opportunities coming very soon.

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Free activities include:

  • UK-Wide Screenings

    Over 600 venues across the UK to choose from.

  • Educational resources

    Rich materials to support learning and the curriculum.

  • A wide choice of films

    Over 130 film titles to choose from.

  • Industry experts

    Special speaker Q&As and masterclasses.

  • Filmmaking workshops

    Learn tips from the best in the business.

  • Exclusive events

    Film previews, premieres and more.

Past Into Film Festival Highlights

The Into Film Festival is a free, annual, UK-wide celebration of film, providing memorable cinema experiences for children and young people aged 5-19.

What our educators say

"The use of film has been extremely successful in engaging pupils with literacy, as the barrier of text is immediately removed. I have also seen that pupils have become more independent in their learning when using film."