Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Based on the beloved book from Roald Dahl, this film adaptation tells the story of Matilda, an extremely intelligent and mature young girl who shares a home with parents who ignore her and a brother who mistreats her. Upon starting school, Matilda grows close to the kind and caring teacher Miss Honey but also falls foul of the bulling principal of the school, Miss Trunchbull. When Matilda discovers that she has telekinetic powers, she sets out to right all of the wrongs in the world around her. This timeless and funny tale puts kindness above all else and has a strong anti-bullying message at its heart whilst also being wildly entertaining.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside a screening from the Activate: Effecting Change strand of the festival.
A film guide that looks at Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through...
A film guide that looks at Matilda (1996), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Max Minsky and Me (2007), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Empower your students and show them why kids rule in the selection of films from Must See Movies Before You Grow Up list!
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Delve into the magical world of Roald Dahl with this cross-curricular resource which looks at some of his most...
Facing the grim reality of a Dublin Council estate, Tito and Ossie's lives are turned around as their Traveller grandfather brings them a white horse.
7+ years 97 mins
The Princess Bride takes apart the traditional damsel-in-distress story and puts it back together again. A classic for children of all ages.
7+ years 94 mins
The Secret Garden was originally one of the great books for children - and this film version is every bit as good.
7–14 years 97 mins
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Our Film of the Month winner for July is 'The Magic Pencil', a charming tale produced by pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Leeds.
Viewing time 5 mins
Lauren Seager-Smith from Anti-Bullying Alliance explains why film is a wonderful way to explore issues relating to bullying, power and personal responsibility.
Reading time 4 mins
With the start of a new school year upon us, we've highlighted some of our great free resources for use with key calendar events and throughout the Autumn term.
Reading time 4 mins
We take a look at the many challenges - both technical and human - involved in bringing The BFG and Roald Dahl's other worlds to life on screen.
Reading time 9 mins
Our Into Film Club of the Month for March 2018 is Bunscoil An Iuir in Newry, Northern Ireland, who have seen a great benefit to children's social skills.
Reading time 4 mins
A podcast for film club leaders, recorded by our team of Film Programmers. This time, Elinor and Joe discuss the wondrous worlds of Roald Dahl.
Viewing time 22 mins
We look at the imaginative, charming and witty new Spanish language adventure, which celebrates the right to play, and champions children who break the mould.
Reading time 5 mins
Celebrate Roald Dahl's incredible influence on film with our range of resources, film lists, articles, and more.
Celebrate International Women's Day with our suite of resources, film guides, and video interviews.
Film can be an effective tool for helping those with SEND to better understand, not only curriculum-linked topics, but also the wider world around them.
A list of films that deal with the issue of bullying and its effect on self-esteem.
No. of films22
20 great titles, picked especially for audiences aged 5 - 7, to get you started on your Into Film club journey.
No. of films15
To celebrate the work of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, we've picked out some of his most magical adventures that have been brought to life on film.
No. of films8
A selection of films which encourage a love of learning and examine different aspects of school life.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films25
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