Calendar Dates in Focus: February to April 2023

22 Feb 2023

4 mins
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Throughout the year, we're always releasing articles, resources, training courses and freely* available films/programmes on Into Film+ to coincide with important calendar dates.

Film is uniquely suited to exploring pretty much any subject, and given the huge amount of content on our website as a result, these dates allow us to release new material and package up existing content in a more useful and convenient way for educators across the UK.

The 'Calendar Dates in Focus' series makes that process even easier by housing our many suggestions in one place. This half-term features several particularly crucial ones for educators such as National Careers Week, World Book Day and Empathy Week, and you can explore them all below.


  • Empathy Week (27 February - 5 March) - This year's theme is 'Opportunity and Education'. Empathy Week is a key date for anyone interested in film and education, as it uses the medium to develop the crucial skills of empathy in 5-18-year-olds. Our round-up article spotlights some of our favourite Into Film+ titles, resources and youth-made shorts that can help you instill a greater sense of empathy in both primary and secondary students.


  • St David's Day (1 March) - Tryweryn and its accompanying resources are available on Into Film+.

*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.

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