A special selection of Netflix originals now on Into Film+

03 Oct 2023

3 mins
A man and a child in a boat at sea, unaware of a red monster behind them.
A man and a child in a boat at sea, unaware of a red monster behind them.

We are delighted to announce the addition of six Netflix original titles to our own streaming service, Into Film+. As part of a new partnership, Into Film is offering UK schools access to a selection of short and feature-length films that have previously only been available to stream on Netflix, which you can now enjoy for free* in the classroom.

These films have been carefully selected by our curation team to unlock lessons on kindness, cultural celebrations, disabilities, and democracy, as well as exploring many other topics that support curriculum subjects including Film Studies, Politics and PSHE Education. With a range of animation, documentary, short films, and live-action drama, there are film experiences suitable for every age group.

Additionally, from the multi Academy® and BAFTA award-winning Aardman (Creature Comforts, Wallace & Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep), and Academy Award® and BAFTA-nominated director Sam Fell (ParaNorman and Flushed Away, respectively), Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the sequel to the highest-grossing stop motion animated film of all time, Chicken Run, will close the Into Film Festival on 24 November with special preview screening events across the UK.

Robin Robin (5-11)

From the creators of Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run comes a sweet tale about the secret life of the animal kingdom and an early tingle of Christmassy delights. Robin is a little bird who was brought up by mice. As she grows, sneaking about like her mouse siblings to collect food becomes a little tricky. To prove herself, she plans the ultimate heist with the help of a magpie, and along the way embarks on a journey of self-acceptance. Featuring cute fuzzy creatures and catchy songs, this short animation explores themes of family, belonging, and growing up.

Over the Moon (5-11)

Traditional celebrations are also at the heart of this animated feature, in which a young Chinese girl called Fei Fei learns the awe-inspiring power of really believing in something. After the loss of her mother, who used to tell her a story about a moon goddess, Fei Fei decides to do whatever it takes to go to space and prove the existence of the mythical figure. This highly colourful, musical, and wondrous journey invites young audiences to reflect on themes including grief, culture, and family.

The Sea Beast (7-11)

In this animated maritime adventure, brave sailors keep sea monsters at bay from an old kingdom. Young Masie hero-worships the likes of Captain Crow and his valiant son Jacob, whose hunting missions out at sea are the stuff of legends. But when she stows away aboard their vessel, the crew encounter their biggest challenge yet, and Masie must prove she too has what it takes to judge danger. An invigorating story set among sun-kissed islands and blue skies, The Sea Beast inspires an appreciation of travel and exploration, aquatic life and doing what's right.

Klaus (7-11)

In this next Christmas-inspired story, a young postman named Jesper has to work year-round in a snowy far-flung land. Tasked with delivering mail in an unfriendly town where people are normally too busy fighting to mail cards or packages, Jesper teams up with a big, bearded toymaker called Mr. Klaus, who responds to the local children's letters by sending them toys. A fun reimagining of the origins of Santa Claus, with an inspiring message about friendships, sharing, and community.

Audible (11+)

A community comes together in this short documentary about an American high school football team whose players all have hearing impairments. One of its star athletes, Amaree, opens up about his training, the recent loss of a close friend, and how he is readying himself to enter the adult world as a young person who also happens to be d/Deaf. Offering thoughtful discussion on themes of identity, growing up and grief, Audible celebrates tenacity through sport.

Don't Look Up (14+)

A cathartic yet stinging parable about climate anxiety, this star-studded satire opens with two astronomers making a terrifying discovery: Earth is about to get hit by a giant asteroid. But when they alert the authorities and try to rally them into action, the scientists are ridiculed and dismissed. A darkly funny commentary on how society buries its head in the sand, the film explores how politics, science, and media can clash when faced with a humanitarian crisis.

* Screenings for an entertainment or extra-curricular purpose require a PVS (Public Video Screening) Licence from Filmbankmedia. State-funded schools in England are covered by the PVS Licence.

Into Film and the Into Film+ streaming service is supported by the UK film industry through Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery Funding, thanks to National Lottery players.

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