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 UK. The 2017 Festival took place between 8 - 24 November, and proved to be the largest one yet, with almost 500,000 attendees.

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.

Into Film Festival tickets are free to book for everybody, and by attending the Festival you'll have access to:

  • A programme of 130+ films, chosen specifically for schools (including audio-described, subtitled, and autism-friendly screenings)
  • Age-appropriate talks from actors, directors and industry experts
  • Workshops and careers advice
  • Flexible and engaging resources to support pre- and post-screening work

Priority Booking for Clubs

Into Film Clubs get priority access to Festival bookings a whole 24 hours before the rest of the UK. If you haven't already, you can start an Into Film Club today. Free for all state-funded schools, Into Film Clubs are easy to set up and you'll have access to an online DVD library and educational resources.

Educators actively and directly feed into the development of the Festival programme, and 98% of teachers surveyed felt the Festival activities were valuable to the broader education of young people, and 80% 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