Book now for the 2023 Into Film Festival

07 Sep 2023

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Into Film Festival 2023
Into Film Festival 2023

The Into Film Festival returns this November, and bookings are now live! Running from 7-24 November, the Into Film Festival is the largest free youth film festival in the UK, and there are hundreds of special events and screenings available for you and your learners.

Whether you're a primary or secondary teacher, or even a home educator, the Into Film Festival offers an opportunity to bring young people to experience the magic of the big screen experience for free. As well as thousands of film screenings, we'll also be hosting numerous special events and Q&As with the talent that brought these fantastic films to life, further enhancing the cinema-going experience and providing a special insight into the film industry.

And, as ever, the Festival includes SEN and autism-friendly screenings, as well as more screenings for deaf and hearing-impaired people than ever before. We aim to ensure that the big screen experience is accessible to as many young people as possible.

This year's Festival open with a number of special events around the UK. In Newcastle, we're holding a special screening of documentary Tish, a moving portrait of social documentary photographer Tish Murtha, who dedicated her life to documenting the lives of working-class communities in North East England. We will be joined by the film's director and producer for a special post-screening Q&A.

Elsewhere, in Nottingham, in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, we're kick-starting the Festival with a pupil premiere of new documentary Your Fat Friend - a film which challenges students to think about the term 'fat' under a new lens - with the film's director Jeanie Finlay joining us for a Q&A.

We will also be showcasing new stop motion animation Oink in Cardiff, while across the Festival we will be screening an eclectic range of titles, including recent primary-focused releases like The Super Mario Bros. MoviePuss in Boots: The Last Wish, and Trolls Band Together.

For older students, screenings include OppenheimerSpider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Polite Society, while themes of strong female empowerment come to the fore in titles such as She SaidWomen Talking, and Are You There God? It's Me, MargaretFind out more about the Festival programme and discover the many varied themes you can explore.

We will also be hosting a number of special events, including a screen industry talk at BAFTA, sessions on film marketing careers with MUBI and Powster, a spotlight on horror with the BBFC, and film critic and broadcaster Ali Plumb talking about his career in film journalism, alongside many other fascinating speakers and events.

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