Into Film Festival, November 4-20

Education charity Into Film is pleased to announce that the Into Film Festival, the world’s largest youth film festival, returns with its UK-wide programme from 4 – 20 November. Bringing the magic and rich educational value of the big screen to life, and with a strong emphasis on educator value, the festival immerses 5-19-year-olds in the world of film watching and making, many for the first time. Celebrity supporters include Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Ian McKellen.

Highlights will include premieres and previews of new films, screenings, special events and workshops with industry professionals, accompanied by bespoke teaching resources for use at the festival and in class. All events and screenings are free. Register now for bookings information at http://www.intofilm.org/festival

Headline themes this year will be: ‘Identity’, ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Achievement’. Within these a raft of classic and popular titles – encompassing foreign language, adaptations of novels and plays, documentaries and blockbusters, will be on offer to broaden young people’s horizons and spark discussion about a broad range of issues. Teaching resources to accompany screenings, designed to support the curricula of all four nations and key calendar events such as Anti-Bullying Week and Black History Month, taking place within the festival’s duration, will be available to download from the Into Film website. Speakers from organisations such as NATE, BAFTA, The Industry Trust, The Critics Circle and The BBFC will host talks to contextualise screenings and workshops on themes ranging from film reviewing to copyright, film classification and careers in the film industry.

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