BFI London Film Festival and Into Film team up

10 Sep 2019

4 mins
BFI LFF Event The Aeronauts
BFI LFF Event The Aeronauts

Our own Into Film Festival is coming together with the BFI London Film Festival as part of their new education programme, offering students across England and Scotland the chance to experience exclusive preview screenings and Q&As in October.

Primary aged students in London, Bristol, Leeds and Glasgow will be able to see an exclusive preview of Abominable on 8 October, while secondary age students in London, Bristol, Sheffield and Glasgow will have access to a preview of The Aeronauts on 10 October. These screenings are sure to fill up quickly, so be sure to book your places as soon as possible!

Both screenings will be followed by a special guest Q&A (to be announced soon) which will be simultaneously live-streamed to each venue. The screenings will be accompanied by free learning resources from BFI Education, grounding the adventures in the classroom via materials connecting the films to the national curriculum.

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts, starring our very own celebrity ambassador Eddie Redmayne, is a true story set in 1862 that follows young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. It encompasses a myriad of topics and themes, including science, history, geography, what it means to take risks, belief in yourself and making a difference, all of which make The Aeronauts an exciting springboard for lessons in a broad range of subjects.

Book your free tickets to see The Aeronauts below.


Abominable is a fun and heart-warming adventure about a teenage girl who embarks on a magical quest with a young yeti named Everest. The resources that accompany Abominable will focus on understanding different cultures, as well as the geography of Asia, and can also support lessons on tales, myths and legends, and the history of exploration.

Book your free tickets to see Abominable below.

Bookings for the Into Film Festival are now open for all educators and filling up fast, so make sure to grab your free tickets to our screenings with the BFI London Film Festival and the wide range of other events in the programme soon before they run out!

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