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Into Film have teamed up with the All of Us Schools campaign to bring you two new animated shorts that speak directly to young people, confronting the major challenges that they face in modern society. Co-directed by award-winning filmmakers Ruth Beni and Daniel Greaves, the films All of Us and All of Our Shadows were made with the input of young creatives and, despite exploring two distinct contemporary issues, approach each with a sense of empathy and conviction.
In its aim to tackle the global rise in cultural and religious intolerance, this 6-minute animation folows two children who aim to bring their two communities together by any means possible depite opposition from their elders. Colourful, inventive and without dialogue, All of Us creatively demonstrates a simple premise: No child is born with prejudice and therefore children can be a way to build bridges between communities. Full of hope and complexity, this short film can be used as a great conversation starter for young people, especially in Religious Education or PSHE Education classrooms.
During the pandemic, conversations around the mental health of young people became more important than ever before and this second film in the All of Us series aims to shine a spotlight on the fears and anxieties many young people face on a daily basis. After a series of workshops and conversations with high school students aged 12-16, an expressionistic 8-minute animation was developed in an attempt to visualise many of the concerns that were raised between peers. With a giant fear-monster at the heart of the story, this film is a fantastic starting point for conversations around mental health and the importance of speaking up about your anxieties.
Bookings are now live for this year's Into Film Festival, taking place between 7-24 November. Events will fill up quickly, so book your free places now!
Reading time 4 mins
A list of films on Into Film+ and Into Film+ Premium that explore how people overcome challenging times to achieve emotional wellbeing.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films15
We're thrilled to have partnered with Aardman to bring you 'Animate! with Aardman', a new stop motion animation training course designed for primary educators.
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