Into Film puts film at the heart of children and young people's educational, cultural and personal development. Our Scotland team promotes the Into Film programme throughout the nation by delivering resources to school and non-school settings and supporting the specific needs of the Curriculum for Excellence and working collaboratively with our partners across Scotland to enhance the film education offer.
SCOTS LANGUAGE THROUGH FILM PROGRAMME
Our popular Scots Language Events run in January. For more information on these events please contact the Scotland Team.
FILM CLUBS IN SCOTLAND
There are over 6500 active Into Film Clubs across the UK. In Scotland you will find clubs across all 32 Local Authorities. Read more about our Scottish Club of the Month winners below:
Building Self-Confidence and Inclusivity with Into Film Clubs14 Sep 2021 in Into Film Club of the Month
Into Film Club leader Tony McIntyre talks to us about the positive impacts of his club at the Cumbernauld Campus of New College Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Reading time 6 mins
Screening films and making animations at your Into Film Club08 Oct 2019 in Into Film Club of the Month
Our Into Film Club of the Month for September 19 is Hillside School in Aberdeen. Club leader, Fiona Lindsay, told us about her inspiration for starting her club
Reading time 4 mins
INTO FILM SCOTLAND TALENT AMBASSADORS
Our Ambassadors support Into Film in many ways, from visiting young people in their schools and colleges, to supporting our annual events such as the Into Film Awards and the Into Film Festival.
"I hope to inspire and empower the next generation of writers, directors, producers, sound engineers or stunt coordinators with the knowledge that they too can help make Scotland's film industry a world leader."
Jack Lowden is one of the brightest acting talents to emerge from Scotland in recent years, starring in films such as Dunkirkand Fighting with My Family, and winning a Scottish BAFTA for his performance in crime thriller Calibre. You can also see him in Mary Queen of Scots - available on Into Film+
"I am very honoured to be an Into Film Ambassador, and hope to inspire youngsters in Scotland, as well as to encourage fairer representation and gender equality within the film industry."
Katie Leung is a Scottish actress who famously starred as Cho Chang in the beloved Harry Potter franchise, and has garnered international recognition with critically acclaimed performances across film, television and theatre. Leung was recognised as a prestigious BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014, and has had a hugely varied and exciting TV and theatre career, taking lead roles in BBC2's television drama miniseries One Child, Mia Chung's You For Me For You at The Royal Court Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Snow in Midsummer. She starred in ITV1 series White Dragon in 2018, and animated TV series Moominvalley in 2019. She has also appeared in several prominent films, including The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.
LATEST SCOTTISH NEWS
Read all about the latest Into Film activity in Scotland.
Empowering young people to become ambassadors for their club24 Oct 2022 in Into Film Club of the Month
Our Into Film Club of the Month for October 2022 is St Mungo's High School. Leader Fraser Johnston discusses his club's podcast, ambassador scheme and more.
Reading time 6 mins
How Scottish schools can get involved in our 'Film Buff Challenge'10 Jun 2022
The first teacher in Scotland to take on the challenge chats to us about how it has benefitted her pupils and why others should get involved.
Reading time 5 mins
RESOURCES AND INTO FILM+
There are a wealth of resources available to download for free on the Into Film website. Here you can view a selection that are particularly relevant for the Curriculum for Excellence as well as some that have been specifically produced in Scotland through partnerships such as Education Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive and Africa in Motion to name a few. Our resources come with PDF teacher notes and work sheets as well as a PowerPoint containing pupil facing activities with embedded film clips. Each resource also includes curriculum links highlighting all experiences & outcomes.
Our brand new streaming service, Into Film+, allows you to stream over 150 films immediately and each film comes with wraparound resource content. Please note you will need a Public Video Screening Licence to access Into Film+. There is a bursary available to help cover the cost of this and for more information please contact the Scotland Team.
How can film drive educational attainment?
- Film supports learning in a wide range of curriculum areas; it has a unique ability to bring a subject to life and facilitate deeper learning
- Film, because it brings together so many different arts and sciences and makes them real, is a valuable tool that can be used to engage children and young people with the curriculum and increase their overall motivation for learning
- Filmmaking is a collaborative activity that can be used to develop essential life skills such as communication, enterprise and problem solving
- Film provides a valuable tool for broadening the minds of pupils and enables them to access a more diverse range of cultural experiences. It opens up alternative perspectives and experiences outside of their current world view.
CAREER LONG PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Our Film Education Practitioners are core to the delivery of the quality training on offer at Into Film based in venues and schools across Scotland. We understand the needs of educators and barriers teachers face and endeavour to tailor the sessions to support successful engagement in the Into Film offer through film literacy and filmmaking. All of our CLPL training is currently being delivered through webinars.
Upcoming CLPL Sessions
Explore our online training options.
Into Film Online Training
FILM OF THE MONTH
Our Film of the Month competition celebrates exceptional young filmmaking talent from across the UK. Check out some of the Scotland based winners below.
'Odd One Out' is April 2021's Film of the Month25 May 2021 in Film of the Month
A colourful human in a world of black and white is given the opportunity to change themselves and be like everyone else – but at what cost?
Viewing time 13 mins
EDUCATION AMBASSADORS AND YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
We value the views and advice our key stakeholders can offer the Into Film programme. We support two core groups, our Education Ambassadors and Youth Advisory Council who each meet three times a year, as well as taking part other advocacy work and opportunities throighout the year.
The Into Film Education Ambassadors are a group of distinctive film club leaders from across the UK that provide advice, insights, and feedback on the Into Film programme.
Working collaboratively with partner organisations is really important to our work. We work with key delivery organisations and a number of cinema venues and festivals which allows us to create bespoke opportunities, activities and events in film education for educators and young people across Scotland. We regularly promote partner opportunities in our newsletter and on our Regional Twitter account.
Some of our partner work includes offering free school screenings on Regional Screen Scotland's Screen Machine, our archive film education work through National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive and working with multiple cinema partners across Scotland through Film Hub Scotland. We are also part of a number of Screen Scotland funded Film Education Partnership Fund projects including our work with Screen Education Edinburgh and Glasgow Film Education Alliance. If you are interested in partnering with us please do get in touch.