Film reviewing can be an excellent tool to help boost literacy, and adds an extra educational element to visiting the Into Film Festival. Once you've attended a Festival screening, encourage your students to flex their English, comprehension and analytical skills, and write 300 words about the film they've seen.
The final day for entries is Monday 13 December 2021. Download our review writing resources and check out the video below to get some top review writing tips from Ali Plumb, film critic for Radio 1 and 1xtra.
There are four different categories for entry:
- Primary (for those at primary school aged 5 - 11)
- Secondary (for those at secondary school aged 11 - 16)
- Sixth form (for those aged 16 - 19)
- Audio-description (for pupils of any age with sight loss, reviewing the audio-description track of a film).
One winner will be selected from each category, and entries can be submitted via email or free-post. See the application below for further details on how to enter - just don't forget to tell us on the form which film you're reviewing!
The winning reviews in each category will win an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet for themselves, and £200 of cinema vouchers for their class.
Ali Plumb's Top Review Writing Tips
Review Writing Resources
Creating Effective Film Reviews: 5-11
Introduce primary film club members to the art of reviewing and develop their critical thinking and literacy skills.
Creating Effective Film Reviews: 11-16
International Day of Literacy, 8 Sep
Introduce secondary film club members to the art of reviewing and develop their critical thinking and literacy skills.
Communication Symbols for Film Reviewing
A set of Widgit Communication Symbols for use in an SEN/ASN setting.