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Whilst tickets to the Into Film Festival (8-25 November) are completely free, travelling to the venue can often pose its own separate issue. Over the years though, we are proud to have helped schools overcome that roadblock and enjoy a completely free Into Film Festival experience.
This is first and foremost through our travel bursary scheme, which assists schools all across the UK who may be struggling with overstretched budgets. Thanks to our new sponsor Sky Cinema, we are able to offer more travel bursaries than ever before so just get in touch with our bookings team to sign up - firstname.lastname@example.org
We also offer such opportunities through exciting partnerships and this year, we're delighted to team up with rail education charity Platform. This collaboration offers students in the South West a free-of-charge rail-themed workshop and complimentary rail travel to and from their screening of The Railway Children Return - find out more about the partnership below.
As a teacher, I always enjoyed taking my students to the festival and think the opportunity for young people to go to the cinema, with their friends, and immerse themselves in a film is really important, especially after years of these experiences being on hold.Learning Development Manager at Platform, Emilie Dawson
Platform works with schools to empower young people in accessing the railways. Through workshops, train-trips, and bespoke, local resources, Platform helps teachers to build their students' knowledge of rail-safety, their understanding of sustainable and healthy travel, and their confidence in using trains.
Prior to the screenings of The Railway Children Return, staff from Into Film and Platform will visit schools and co-deliver an exciting rail-themed workshop. Platform will lead a rail safety session and we will deliver a film archive session after that, drawing on regional and national archive clips from the BFI's 'Britain on Film' collection. On the day of the screening, staff from Platform will organise a complimentary rail journey to and from the cinema.
Learning Development Manager at Platform, Emilie Dawson said; "We are delighted to be working with The Into Film Festival this year. As a teacher, I always enjoyed taking my students to the festival and think the opportunity for young people to go to the cinema, with their friends, and immerse themselves in a film is really important, especially after years of these experiences being on hold. Taking students on the train to see The Railway Children Return is going to be a special experience, and I am so glad we have come together to provide this opportunity to schools at no cost".
Rising energy costs are increasingly putting pressure on already limited budgets, so supporting schools to still provide engaging and useful extracurricular activities is crucial.
Hundreds of spaces are still available for Into Film Festival events across the UK, from our unique collection of talks, Q&As and workshops to a huge range of regular screenings. Just some of our favourite films with tickets still up for grabs include Clifford the Big Red Dog, Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for primary pupils, and Top Gun: Maverick, Phantom of the Open, Belfast and Ali & Ava for secondary ones.
Explore the value and wonder of archive film with our diverse selection of films, resources and articles.
Use our Festival review writing competition to bring literacy and cinema together. Prizes include a £200 voucher for the winner's class to enjoy!
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A short PowerPoint of activities focusing on The Railway Children Return (2022) exploring key topics and themes through informal discussion.
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