Your Film Club, Your Way: Shorts 14-19

Still from War by Nilesh Bell-Gorsia
Still from War by Nilesh Bell-Gorsia


All ages


Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Since 2013 the Into Film Curation Team and members of the Film Department at the British Council have worked together to create a showcase for the best British short films that appeal to young people made each year. Resulting in a series of short film programmes for Primary and Secondary ages they all include a variety of animation, live action and documentary film offering something for everyone. Watch them all at once or just dip in and out whenever you want a short burst of film fun. 

Many young people have had little exposure to short films, which means it is more likely that you can work with something new and exciting for all film club members, and as students engage in their own filmmaking projects, knowledge and understanding of effective short films will enable them to create good quality products that reflect online viewing habits. Working with short films as a stimulus allows you and your members to engage in active film watching and analysis of the 3Cs and 3Ss of film in the short blocks of time that are usually available in school, such as lesson time or time allocated to extra-curricular film club. A short film of less than 10 or 15 minutes can be viewed several times and paused for discussion before completing an activity in a typical 60 or 90 minute block, which means there is less of an issue with students forgetting what they did last week or missing sessions.


About the British Council

The British Council builds trust between, and creates international opportunities for, the people of the UK and other countries worldwide. Its specialist Film department works to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films both internationally and in the UK. Supporting short films and emerging filmmakers is a key part of our activity and so we're absolutely thrilled to be a partner for this compilation and bring some of the best short films from around UK to a brand new audience. Find out more here: The British Council also works with schools in the UK and globally to enrich education and promote global citizenship. We can help you to collaborate with partner schools overseas and give you access to resources and professional development courses. Find out more here:

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  • English
  • Film Studies
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