Special Events at the 2022 Into Film Festival - Book Now

12 Oct 2022

5 mins
Lashana Lynch at IFF
Lashana Lynch at IFF

With less than a month to go until the start of the 2022 Into Film Festival (8-25 November), places are booking up fast for both our hundreds of regular screenings and our exciting selection of special events.

Each year, the Festival's series of introductions, Q&As, workshops, tours and collaborative screenings seek to give young people a truly unique time at the cinema, whether by providing a window into how the screen industries work or simply through an enjoyable and immersive experience.

Whilst the Festival already unofficially began with a screening of The Woman King featuring a Q&A with Into Film Ambassador Lashana Lynch, it will properly kick-off on 8 November with simultaneous pupil premieres of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Manchester. The Festival will then wrap with a special screening of Disney's Strange World on 25 November.

Some of our highlights from the programme include an exclusive preview of The Amazing Mauricea sneak peak of new Netflix show TV Show Lockwood & Co with author Jonathan Stroud and director Joe Cornish, and a UK female producer panel with Nira Park, Amelia Granger and Nisha Parti, to name a few. The rest of the Festival features additional talks with figures across the film industry including a designer, director of photography and a professor of film and media. Meanwhile, organisations such as BAFTA, the BBFC and Creative England will be on hand to impart their wisdom to young audiences.

Below, we've listed a selection of special events by date and region that will give you and your students a cinema experience they'll never forget.


South (East and West)

living is easy

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed {Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados} Spanish Language with Subtitles

Cervantes Institute Manchester

  • Wheelchair friendly

In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

Remaining places22

DateTue 14 Nov

Time11:00 - 13:00

North and the Midlands





Cineworld Watford

  • Wheelchair friendly

An accident-prone bear from deepest Peru arrives in London searching for a home, but finds himself lost and lonely at Paddington station. Ho

Remaining places0

DateThu 23 Nov

Time10:00 - 11:46

Polite Society

Polite Society

Vue Plymouth

  • Wheelchair friendly

Ria Khan is an energetic teenage martial artist, desperate to meet her idol and follow her footsteps in becoming a world renowned stuntwoman

Remaining places39

DateThu 09 Nov

Time11:00 - 12:55

Last but not least, our Into Film Festival review writing competition is once again taking place so encourage your students to flex their English, comprehension and analytical skills by writing 300 words about any film they've seen at the Festival.

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