Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Science Fiction and Fantasy, Short Films, Silent
One of the first narrative films in cinema history, A Trip to the Moon is a playful sci-fi story from the silent era. A group of astronomers agree to take part in a dangerous exploration mission and are rocketed into space in a metal capsule. When they land on the moon, they encounter surreal plants, creatures and fantastical beings, all brought to life with inventive special effects. Director Georges Méliès is credited with having invented the jump cut, an editing trick for making objects and people ‘magically’ appear or disappear on film – a technique that has influenced generations of filmmakers and is still being adopted by today’s TikTok creators. This iconic short film is wildly imaginative, capturing audiences with the stark magic of the moving image to transport them to the moon.
This From Silent to CGI: A Brief History of Cinema teaching resource tracks the progress of cinema from the 1800s to the present day.
A lesson plan to work with the silent classic A Trip to the Moon as stimulus for a KS3 English lesson.
A lesson plan to work with the 1980s classic Flash Gordon as stimulus for a KS3 History, English or Citizenship lesson
This resource supported the BFI Sci-fi strand at the Into Film Festival
A resource to support primary Into Film Club members watch, discuss and review French films.
This visually spectacular German sci-fi classic (made, incredibly, in 1927) sees the rich live in skyscrapers and the poor toil underground.
11+ years 138 mins
The sophisticated storytelling and lavish camera work in this superb family adventure combine to create a loving postcard to the power of film.
7–16 years 126 mins
Available to stream
A woman finds a worm that can spin cotton, but her father plans to use the creature to become rich.
7–14 years 8 mins
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We've partnered with the BFI to make a collection of archive films, preserved by the BFI National Archive, available for educators to stream with Into Film+.
Reading time 5 mins
On 20 July 1969, human kind first landed on the moon. Celebrate this inspiring, our of this world achievement in your class with our films, resources and more.
Reading time 6 mins
Congratulations to Ella, whose review of George Méliès' 1902 sci-fi classic 'A Trip to the Moon' has won Review of the Year.
Reading time 3 mins
June's Leader of the Month, Jennifer Skinner, from the Isle of Tiree, Scotland, explains how running a film club has benefitted the small island community.
Viewing time 5 mins
We look at how LAIKA's Kubo and the Two Strings recreates an authentic-yet-fantastic ancient Japan, whilst pushing the boundaries of stop-motion animation.
Reading time 7 mins
Ridley Scott's space-faring epic 'The Martian' may be rooted in science fiction, but there's a lot more science fact in it than you might think.
Reading time 9 mins
Into Film - Into Space is an ongoing project which provides a host of great free activities around the themes of space and exploration.
Exploring the highlights of Into Film's rich and varied catalogue of Archive film from across the decades
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films28
A range of short films suitable for primary ages which are available on the Into Film catalogue.
No. of films15
The best short films available on the Into Film catalogue for secondary ages that are great for literacy learning.
No. of films25
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