Film Buff Challenge

Film Buff Challenge 2020
Film Buff Challenge 2020

Ages

7–14

Nation

Northern Ireland

What is the Film Buff Challenge?

The Film Buff Challenge is an exciting way for all our young film lovers and their club leaders to engage with film like they never have before, by watching a wide range of short films that will challenge and open up viewing choices.

As well as being fun, Film Buff Challenge is also a powerful educational tool with a range of supporting activities and resources to explore key themes and topics.

Let the Film Buff Challenge take your pupils on a magic carpet ride through different genres, countries and film mediums, to widen their horizons and broaden their knowledge of a world they may never have experienced before. 

What's more, whether you are in class, working at home, self-isolating or in lockdown the Film Buff Challenge is open and accessible to everyone. 

Film Buff Challenge - Primary Shorts Collection

  • For ages 7-11. 10 films, 72 mins in total. Password: FilmBuff2020

Film Buff Challenge - Secondary Shorts Collection

  • For ages 11-14. 10 films, 56 mins in total. Password: FilmBuff2020

Film Buff Challenge Award System

Upon successfully screening all 10 short films and writing a review for one, club members can earn a Silver Film Buff award. By reviewing/discussing five films (using a variety of response methods) they gain the Gold award, and to receive the top level Platinum award (and keyring) members will need to watch all 10 short films, and complete one of the additional activities in the Film Buff Challenge workbook.

This resource includes

Film Buff Challenge - Teacher's Guide
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Film Buff Guide with Certs and Menu

Film Buff Guide with Certs and Menu

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Film Buff Challenge Menu - 11-14
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Film Buff Menu 11-14

Film Buff Menu 11-14

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Film Buff Challenge Menu - 7-11
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Film Buff Menu 7-11

Film Buff Menu 7-11

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Film Buff Challenge Workbook 7-11

Film Buff Challenge Workbook 7-11

Size: 2.24 MB

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Film Buff Challenge - Silver Certificate
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Film Buff Challenge - Silver Certificate

A downloadable certificate for those that achieve Silver status.

Size: 679 KB

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Film Buff Challenge - Gold Certificate
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Film Buff Challenge - Gold Certificate

A downloadable certificate for those that achieve Gold status.

Size: 789 KB

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Film Buff Challenge - Platinum Certificate
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Film Buff Challenge - Platinum Certificate

A downloadable certificate for those that achieve Platinum status.

Size: 785 KB

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What our educators say

"All of the activities were enjoyed and engaged the children. As a teacher the resources and activities were easy to use and covered a lot of skills. It is a valuable and engaging way to teach and learn literacy. "