Into Film+ is the free* and rights-compliant film streaming service for UK schools. Stream a wide range of classic and new release films directly into your classroom or extra-curricular setting! With additional teaching resources, film guides and exclusive bonus content, Into Film+ brings learning to life.
The platform currently hosts over 160 curriculum-linked titles, including feature films and shorts, so there's bound to something perfect for your classroom.
In the lead up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we have a whole host of resources and films on Into Film+ that can support you in bringing mental wellbeing awareness into the classroom.
Mental and emotional health within children and young people is an ongoing issue across the UK, and a topic that should always be prioritised in schools and other youth settings. Film can be a powerful medium to explore difficult subjects, understand other people's stories and experiences, and provoke discussion around complex issues.
We want educators to feel equipped to empower children and young people to be seen and heard, particularly when it comes to their mental wellbeing. That's where the films streaming on Into Film+ come in.
The films highlighted below can be used to explore topics such as grief, bereavement, bullying and emotional awareness. There are titles and resources to support both primary and secondary students, and help them to develop self-inquiry and compassion skills.
Some titles also feature exclusive bonus content, including special introductions, short documentaries, and interviews and discussions with filmmakers and mental health experts.
We also have an exclusive Into Film+ Q&A session around coming-of-age musical Dear Evan Hanson, in which Director Stephen Chbosky, actor Nik Dodani, and Jane Caro from the Mental Health Foundation join us to discuss the film's themes of social anxiety, self-esteem and grief.
Includes an introduction from children's mental health charity Place2Be, a short documentary exploring how emotions are conveyed in the film, and an interview with the film's co-director, Ronnie del Carmen.
Accompanied by an interview with actors Liam Neeson and Lewis MacDougall, an exclusive interview with Director, J.A Bayona, and an interview with Patrick Ness, screenwriter for the film and author of the book.
Includes an introduction from a young filmmaker and ambassador from anti-bullying charity Kidscape, and a short documentary looking at Auggie's experience in school, including discussion points.
My Life as a Courgette on Into Film+ includes a special introduction from Into Film, and a short documentary explaining UNICEF's Rights of the Child and how some of those rights are demonstrated in the film.
McQueen on Into Film+ includes an introduction from co-director and writer Peter Ettedgui and an exclusive interview with Ettedgui and fellow director Ian Bonhôte.
A coming-of-age comedy following 15-year-old Oliver as he struggles toward manhood and his own sexuality. A quirky exploration of a young boy's life, perfect for secondary pupils who may be in the same boat.
A heartfelt animated adventure from Pixar about grief, moving on and brotherly love, Onward is a story of two brothers who have lost their father and are on a magical quest to say their final goodbyes.
This coming-of age film follows ‘wallflower' Charlie as he adjusts to his first year of high school. Balancing emotion and humour, it highlights the challenges young people face at this pivotal time in their lives.
* 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.