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Set in a small northern town during the miners' strike of the 1980s, Billy Elliott is the heart-warming story of an ordinary boy who discovers he prefers dancing to being pummelled in a boxing ring. But even though he has the talent - and the chance to go to a prestigious ballet school - 11-year-old Billy has to convince his gruff father and the rest of his family to let him make the most of his gifts. The talented Jamie Bell is wonderful in the title role in a film that never fails to win over everyone who sees it.
This visually spectacular, dreamlike film from Powell and Pressburger is one of the great classics of British cinema.
11+ years 128 mins
Enchanting film from famed British social realist director Ken Loach, about a young lad with an unhappy life, who befriends and tames a kestrel hawk.
7+ years 110 mins
Documentary set in the slums of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro about a hardworking teen hoping he can escape poverty by becoming a top ballet dancer.
11+ years 82 mins
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Made by three girls from West Sussex, 'Identity' deals with issues of masculinity and male identity in a slick and sensitive manner.
Viewing time 8 mins
As we launch our brand new Anti-Bullying on Film resources, Martha Evans of the Anti-Bullying Alliance explains how film can be used to support anti-bullying.
Reading time 6 mins
We look at Aardman's latest stop-motion comedy 'Early Man' which sees a winner-takes-all football match between Stone and Bronze Age civilizations.
Reading time 6 mins
Mark Reid, Head of Education at the BFI, explains their new collaborative project, aimed at schools with high numbers of young people from other countries.
Reading time 4 mins
We explore the clever ways Spider-Man: Homecoming keeps Peter Parker's story fresh and brings everyone's favourite web-slinger back into the Marvel fold.
Reading time 8 mins
Professional filmmakers and members of The Academy joined us at the Into Film Festival 2016 to give their top tips on pursuing a career in film.
Viewing time 6 mins
Stories that depict great accomplishments and celebrate the incredible feats that filmmakers themselves have achieved with their works over the years.
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