Attention all teachers! Free film for kids!
Bookings are now open for the world’s largest free film festival, programmed with the help of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors “We absolutely loved the whole experience. The children cried, laughed and are still talking about it days after the event.
Bookings now open for the world’s largest free film festival, programmed with the help of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors “We absolutely loved the whole experience. The children cried, laughed and are still talking about it days after the event. They were all quite moved, and it was a wholly positive and bonding experience.” Gerry Robinson, Headteacher, Woodside High School Sheffield, 07 October 2019. Pupils are once again being offered the opportunity to attend free cinema trips and access free resources through the Into Film Festival, with 3000 film screenings and 200 special events taking place throughout the UK. Returning for its 7th year from 6-22 November, the Festival is the world’s largest free film festival and its many themes and topics can be utilised by educators across the curriculum, in subjects such as English, modern foreign languages (MFL), geography, history, PSHE, politics and citizenship.
Throughout Sheffield and its surrounding area, there will be over 40 events targeted towards both primary and secondary students including an ambitious, environmentally themed launch event with Greenpeace and UNICEF – pupil premieres of documentary, 2040, will take place in venues across the UK including the Showroom Cinema, and will feature a Q&A with director, Damon Gameau. Other special events include: - An exclusive preview of The Aeronauts, presented with the BFI London Film Festival - Apollo 11 featuring a talk from the UK Space Agency - Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans featuring a talk from the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification). Meanwhile, there will be regular screenings of a whole range of films including Yesterday, Blinded by the Light, Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Wonder Park, The Kid Who Would Be King, and many more. For programme information visit: http://www.intofilm.org/iff19
Some of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors helped programme this year’s Festival by choosing their
favourite children’s films to be screened, including Sir Kenneth Branagh (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang),
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Rhys Ifans (Oliver!), Katie Leung (Moana), Naomie Harris (The Sound of Music), Matthew Rhys
(E.T.) and Ruby Barnhill (Howl’s Moving Castle).
This year’s Festival is comprised of eight strands that can help educators navigate the packed
programme: Mental Wellbeing & Identity, Language & Creativity, The Natural World, Exploring
History, Debate, Fantasy & Adventure, Rebellion and Musicals.
The Into Film Festival, hosted by film education charity, Into Film is supported by Cinema First and
the BFI through National Lottery funding and backed by the UK film industry. It is notably one of
the biggest, free cultural events of the year and is curated for UK pupils aged 5-19 offering over
3,000 film screenings and speaker events covering a vast range of curriculum-linked topics.
The Into Film Festival 2019 will take place from 6-22 November. All events andscreenings are free.