Comedy Genius: Primary

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Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

This year's festival programme includes a strand called 'Comedy Genius: Slapstick to Subversive', complementing the BFI's blockbuster autumn season ‘Comedy Genius' and giving a platform to the stand-out comedians from film history. 

The strand is compiled with the help of young programmers from Into Film's Youth Advisory Council and the BFI's Film Audience Network (FAN) programming groups who have provided their view on what constitutes comic genius.

This resource is made up of a Powerpoint presentation with activities and teacher's notes designed to enhance your experience of visiting the festival and can be used before or after viewing a film that is part of the Comedy Genius: Silent to Subversive strand. You can cherry-pick the activities in this resource and use the ‘extend' or ‘simplify' suggestions for learners of different ages and stages.

There is an accompanying Film Literacy Activities pack available to download which contains worksheets referred to in the Powerpoint presentation.

This resource includes

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Comedy Genius: Silent to Subversive - Primary

A powerpoint presentation of activities and teachers' notes

Size: 4.87 MB

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Film Literacy Activities

This pack contains worksheets for film literacy activities for your club.

Size: 1.66 MB

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This Resource Supports

  • Art and Design
  • Literacy
  • PSHE Education

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