As a region, Northern Ireland has its own unique cultural and geographical distinctions, each of which influence the shape, context and delivery of film based educational activity. We aim to work in partnership with a successful culture of Creative Learning Centres, who deliver against an adaptable curriculum that places a strong emphasis on digital literacy and recognises film as a text.
With the help of Northern Ireland Screen and our local delivery partners Cinemagic and Nerve Centre, our Northern Irish team promotes our programme across the region, delivering resources to schools and clubs, organising industry-led activities and events, and developing an interest in working within the creative industries in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland is home to over 750 registered Into Film Clubs, delivering a range of bespoke services, including annual film road shows, rural screenings and supporting schools through the use of Irish language resources. Northern Ireland Screen generously provide additional support to 270 schools located in areas of deprivation to help achieve our aim to enhance the use of film in the classroom in Northern Ireland.
In 2014/15 we trained over 1,200 teachers, and engaged over 1,500 young people in workshops, Q&A sessions, roadshows and other events across Northern Ireland.
As our activity in Northern Ireland has grown, we have adapted to meet the specific needs of the nation and delivered alongside well-established local partners. These include Northern Ireland Screen, Cinemagic, Nerve Centre, AmmA centre, QFT, Film Hub N.I., and CCEA. With the help of these organisations, we provide bespoke resources to match the curriculum needs of Northern Irish schools, and support national initiatives such as Creative Centenaries and the C.S. Lewis festival.
Into Film Northern Ireland is based in Belfast. Contact the manager by sending them a message here.