Into Film Clubs
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Our latest Into Film Club spotlight falls upon Tony McIntyre, who has been running his Into Film Club at the Cumbernauld campus of New College Lanarkshire in Scotland for over two years. Below, Tony talks to us about how his club took to virtual sessions during lockdown, as well as the positive impact he has seen in his club members since they joined.
We wanted to widen the range of optional subjects available to our 16-19-year-old students who have additional support needs. I discovered Into Film on the web, and when I saw its mission, I realised we were a perfect match. Like Into Film, we wanted to respond to and engage learners' interest in films for educational, cultural and personal development.
I thoroughly enjoy how Into Film Clubs enable inclusive classrooms and inclusive pedagogies, so that all students can participate in their own way, develop their self-confidence and share different points of view. And they have fun!
In this pandemic year, we've run our Into Film Club lessons online using Zoom, and the films have mostly been watched by learners at home in the week prior. BBC iPlayer and All4 have been our preferred services for equitable access to viewing.
Yes, I have noticed very good learner progress. Our club has been a catalyst for the active participation of the students in the lessons; learning together, sharing knowledge, expressing different points of view, thinking critically and boosting self-confidence.
Remote virtual classes have also created some unexpected opportunities through virtual video learning to share movie fun. For example, a few spontaneous moments have come about. Before watching Local Hero, a student and his mum told the class that they actually know the film location very well, as their dad is from Camusdarach, which was used for Local Hero's beach setting.
And, in the photos above, you can see Aidan, one of our club members who volunteered to talk to us about his Stars Wars collectibles, with a light sabre demonstration followed by a class review of the Stars Wars movie series.
Yes, as well as ordering DVDs, we've used the website resources, including various film guides, presentation slides, and the Film Buff Challenge resource. We also invited Into Film Scotland's programme officer to visit us virtually; the students relished these external virtual visits.
The Japanese animated feature Your Name, North by Northwest, Local Hero, 1917 and Mad Max Fury Road.
A stunning anime which sees a body-swap between two teenagers, city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha, in modern-day Japan.
Age group11+ years
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Regarded as one of the finest films by suspense master Alfred Hitchcock, this classic chase movie sees a suave executive mistaken for a spy.
Age group11+ years
Two young soldiers during WW1 are sent into enemy territory to deliver a message that could prevent the death of hundreds.
Age group16+ years
We aim to return to on-campus learning in the new academic year, when we are going to try the new Into Film+ streaming platform and explore podcast recordings to make some student film reviews.
Show and encourage diverse forms of learner film reviews - such as verbal, posters, YouTube, IMDb and podcasts - as well as more traditional written blogs and webpage articles.
Bookings are now live for the Into Film Festival 2021! Find out all about the programme and some COVID-related changes this year to help keep everyone safe.
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We're hugely proud to bring you Into Film+, the new streaming service for schools that will allow you to stream films legally and easily in the classroom.
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