FILMCLUB is a registered charity (no. 1136558), and our work with young people is generously supported by a wide range of partners.
The following organisations support FILMCLUB's work throughout the UK, and you can scroll down to learn more about who we work with specifically in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
British Film Institute (BFI)
The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK, with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive. It is committed to connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema; preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations; investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work; promoting British film and talent to the world; growing the next generation of film makers and audiences.
LOVEFiLM, the UK’s largest online DVD rental and streaming service, provides our film clubs with free access to thousands of films for schools. This partnership is helping a new generation to become passionate about movies, by making everything from the latest blockbusters to all-time classics, accessible to all.
BAFTA is the leading independent charity in the UK supporting, developing and promoting the art forms of the moving image. Through their Learning and Events programme, BAFTA makes filmmaking expertise available to everyone. BAFTA works with FILMCLUB to make behind the scenes experiences with the film world possible, bringing film professionals into schools and allowing FILMCLUB members to attend regional screenings and Q&A’s.
Times Education Supplement (TES)
The Times Educational Supplement (TES), the UK’s weekly newspaper for teachers, has supported the use of cinema in education for more than 100 years. “The old fashioned teacher may try to blind himself by despising the cinema and by sneering at the rubbish which he thinks is shown there,” it wrote in 1944. “But by assuming these attitudes he becomes out of touch with the bright eagerness in the hearts of his boys and girls.” We share our resources with our partners TES. They provide thousands of fantastic free teaching resources. You can view all the TES teaching resources here.
First Light helps young people from all backgrounds to develop their skills, talent, creativity, confidence and entrepreneurial capabilities and provide opportunities for young people to work with industry professionals on youth led media projects. FILMCLUB’s club of the year is presented at First Light’s annual awards event.
National Schools Partnership
National Schools Partnership (NSP) creates innovative, curriculum focused learning programmes used by thousands of schools across the UK. NSP delivers inspiring programmes which help teachers deliver real impact both in school and within the local community. As a result of the high quality work produced, distributors including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and ICON films regularly use NSP to develop world-class programmes to support UK theatrical and home entertainment releases. NSP's film programmes encourage teachers, pupils and parents to use film both at school and at home as a tool to help with the development of educational and emotional intelligence.
Creative Skillset is a licensed Sector Skills Council. Creative Skillset helps the UK Creative Industries to be world-beating by leading the sector’s skills and talent drive. It is an industry-owned organisation that actively involves trade unions, professional bodies and other stakeholders to address skills issues in the Creative Industries.
The Industry Trust is the UK film, TV and video industry’s pro-copyright consumer education body, established in 2004 to tackle the growing issue of copyright infringement in the UK. Today it has more than 40 members, including distributors, cinemas and on and offline retailers. In 2011 the Trust launched Moments Worth Paying For, the latest chapter in this work. The campaign seeks to inspire respect for copyright by celebrating the entertainment value of film, TV and video. It also aims to make it easy for people to play fair by directing to Findanyfilm.com as a gateway to legitimate content providers across all formats.
The NUT is the largest teacher trade union in Europe with over 300,000 members in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The NUT recruits only qualified teachers and those training to be qualified teachers into membership. The NUT stands up for teachers’ professional status and campaigns for a qualified teacher in every classroom. It provides unparalleled legal and professional support, including solicitors in every regional office in England and NUT Cymru in Wales. It delivers a high quality CPD programme open to all teachers. It campaigns for education for the 67 million children in the world who currently don’t go to school. It fights for a good local school for every child and for every community. All members are encouraged to get involved in deciding and promoting union policy.
PTA-UK (formerly NCPTA) is a national charity and membership organisation supporting 75% of all PTAs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Established in 1956, PTA-UK offers an unrivalled and comprehensive range of member benefits including insurance for PTA run events, fundraising ideas, guidance on registering as a charity, legal considerations and how to promote your PTA to get more support. Last year PTA-UK's members raised a staggering £110 million and over 200 schools set-up a PTA. For more information about PTA-UK and the benefits of joining visit www.pta.org.uk or call the PTA-UK Advice Line on 0845 850 5460.
SPTC (Scottish Parent Teacher Council) is a Scottish charity dedicated to supporting parents and carers, and their involvement in their children's education. SPTC works to support positive and productive relationships between carers and parents and all those involved in providing education services for their children.
National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) is the leading organisation championing the learning of children from birth to 13 years. Members contribute to the vital development of learning in childhood: teachers, parents, governors and schools.
British Federation of Film Societies is the national organisation for the development and support of the UK's film society and community cinema movement, currently representing over 500 community cinemas.
The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body, which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912 and videos/DVDs since the Video Recordings Act was passed in 1984.
Artis is about learning experiences that join the mind, heart and body. Active learning is at the centre of Artis’ holistic approach to teaching and learning, positively impacting children’s attainment and enjoyment of education. Every week the Artis creative curriculum enables 35,000 children in England to better understand themselves and the world around them.
ATL is the union for education professionals across the UK. Active in the maintained, independent and post-16 sectors, we use our members' experiences to influence education policy, and we work with government and employers to defend your pay, conditions and career development. From early years to HE, teachers to support staff, lecturers to leaders, we support and represent our members throughout their career. As the education union ATL is committed to helping its members develop throughout their careers and offer a range of CPD courses nationally and regionally. For more information about ATL visit www.atl.org.uk.
FILMCLUB works in conjunction with the following distributors and organisations to support films that meet the FILMCLUB programming policy:
The Cinema Exhibitors Association
Film Distributors Association (FDA)
Walt Disney Studios
When the Institute of Ideas launched the Debating Matters Competition for sixth form students in 2003/04, it aimed to present schools with an innovative and engaging approach to debating. Topical debates and a challenging format appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds, including schools with a long tradition of debating and those with no experience at all. The competition emphasises substance, not just style, and the importance of taking ideas seriously - and FILMCLUB is working with the organisation to show how film can be used to kick-start great debates on a whole range of ideas and themes.
Dogwoof is the UK’s leading distributor of documentary films. Founded in 2004; among Dogwoof’s releases are award-winning world titles such as: Food, Inc., Burma VJ, The Age of Stupid, Restrepo, Gasland, Tabloid, The Interrupters, and Dreams of a Life. Dogwoof’s main focus is documentaries that inspire creativity, thought and change. Be they about communities, individuals, the environment or social issues. Dogwoof is constantly working on building on the success of the last seven years, utilising new technologies and partnering with like-minded innovative companies. Partnerships include Netflix, The Co-operative, Global Zero, and 10:10. Find out more about Dogwoof’s team, partners, case studies, policy, and how to contact them on www.dogwoof.com and watch and browse all Dogwoof titles now on www.dogwoof.tv.
Everyman is a chain of boutique cinemas in Central and North London and Surrey and Hampshire, with a Leeds cinema opening soon. Everyman promises to be a night out at the cinema like no other. With a diverse programme of new releases from around the world, retrospective seasons, live Q&As, live satellite streams of opera and theatre performances; Baby Clubs; and Kid's Clubs - there's something for everyone.
Fun Kids Digital Radio
Fun Kids is the UK's only radio station for children and their families. Broadcasting on DAB Radio in London and online across the UK, tune in every day to hear great music, amazing competitions and stars like Dennis & Gnasher and Horrid Henry. Fun Kids has teamed up with FILMCLUB for weekly film features, keeping kids up to date with all the coolest movies and giving FILMCLUB members another platform to share their views on film!
Primary Times is the definitive what's on and where to go family guide to activities and events for children of primary school age. Launched in 1989, the Primary Times group of regional magazines are delivered free of charge to 2.4 million parents of primary school children aged 4-11 years. The magazines are published seven times a year, immediately prior to each school holiday plus a 'back to school' issue. The Primary Times website - www.primarytimes.net - offers an exclusive opportunity to interact with our readership through exclusive online content, competitions, activities for children, book and film reviews, and much more.
Scholastic Book Clubs is the leading organisation championing the learning of children from birth to 13 years. Members contribute to the vital development of learning in childhood: teachers, parents, governors and schools.
Makewaves is the social learning environment that provides social media for education. It enables schools to create and safely share videos, podcasts and blogs.
Over 50,000 pupils use Makewaves regularly to broadcast their school podcasts and videos to friends and family via the safe social network. With 130,000+ blogs and videos stories already online Makewaves is the place to hear what young people are saying.
TelecityGroup is Europe's leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, operating facilities in city locations across Europe. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, TelecityGroup's data centres provide secure and highly-connected environments for the IT and telecoms equipment that powers the digital economy. In 2013 Telecity will be partnering with FILMCLUB to provide education engagement projects which will support teachers and pupils in schools and communities local to Telecity offices in Canary Wharf, Old Street, Acton, and Salford.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular they are concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.
Shakespeare Week is a new national, annual celebration to bring Shakespeare to life vividly for millions of primary school children. The celebration is run by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - an independent charity that cares for the world's greatest Shakespeare heritage sites, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's works, life and times all over the world.
Beat Bullying Group
The BB Group is a charity which uses tech for social good. They build communities of socially mediated support — connecting people in need with those who can help, and inspire social action — creating long-term change on an individual and societal level. The BB Group comprises: MindFull (helping young people to improve and sustain positive mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing); FutureYou (enabling young people to overcome the barriers they face in accessing and succeeding in education, employment and training); Teach Me To (which will use the power of technology and socially mediated support to connect people from across the world who cannot read or write with those able to teach them); BeatBullying (working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable, on the ground in the UK and Europe); and We Are Cosmo (developing and building wrap-around (proprietary) social action technology to sell and donate to Third Sector and commercial organisations).
Backstage Trust are committed to supporting and developing the arts. The trust has very generously supported FILMCLUB to set up and run 24 clubs across the UK.
ICT for Education
ICT for Education looks to help those in UK schools get the most out of technology, be it in the classroom, the staffroom, the front office or the back office, in or out of school, during term time and during the holidays.
The aim across the brand is to tackle the issues facing teachers / schools / pupils in relation to the use of ICT in schools.
Established in 1991 and led by founder, Glenn Kinsey, Pozitiv are the worlds leading provider of specialist coaching for TV presenters, hosts and on-screen journalists as well as media interview training for those in the public eye. Their client list reads like a "Whos Who" of the worlds top corporate, public, media and celebrity communicators from political leaders to pop superstars, business leaders to Olympic gold-medallists. And, with over 650 previously inexperienced presenters alone ending up on-screen after Glenns coaching, many now household names, he is recognised for successfully training more TV faces than any other individual in the world. Glenn first went on-screen himself at 13 years of age so has a natural affinity with the FILMCLUB mission and he personally provides support for both our young and adult presenters and reporters.
The Edge Picture Company
The Edge Picture Company is the world’s leading corporate film production company, making films that open eyes and change minds for business and governments all over the world. The Edge enhance and supplement FILMCLUB’s film-making capabilities, helping to document FILMCLUB’s inspirational journey of introducing children to the exciting medium of film.
If you would like more information about how your organisation can work with FILMCLUB, please get in touch.
FILMCLUB Wales Partners
In Wales, FILMCLUB partners with the following organisations so that Welsh children have the chance to watch, discuss and review a range of films.
Film Agency for Wales and the Film Education Network. The Film Agency for Wales has a remit to ensure that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented in Wales, the UK and the world, working as an advocate and offering advice, information and funding. The collaboration with the Film Agency for Wales and the Film Education Network gives FILMCLUB the opportunity to work with established Welsh based Film Education Practitioners to bring film into the classroom, creating and maintaining a dynamic film culture across Wales and developing a UK-wide film education strategy. For further information please contact Hana.
The Film Agency has a database of film resources and Education Practitoners working across Wales and schools are encouraged to take advantage of these resources and facilities by taking a look at their website.
The Welsh Government has graciously backed the FILMCLUB scheme to roll out across Wales, helping young people access a diverse range of films to improve social and academic development.
Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature in Wales. Experienced writers and critics will visit FILMCLUB schools to work with young people on critical film reviews, to develop their creative writing and essential literacy skills.
Arts Council of Wales
The Arts Council of Wales is the country's funding and development agency for the arts. It supports and develops high quality arts activity. The Arts Council of Wales will be able to advise member clubs on accessing visual artists working with film in Wales, broadening the range of films, resources and filmmakers that young people are able to engage with. Of particular interest is the aim to show young people routes to early creative practice in the arts.
S4C’s partnership will enable FILMCLUB members across Wales and the rest of the UK to experience Welsh language films, broadening minds through cultural awareness. S4C will endeavor to foster interest in Welsh language content by providing Close Encounter opportunities with Welsh talent and raise awareness of the Indigenous industry and the production process through visits to drama and film sets.
It’s My Shout
It’s My Shout is a short film training scheme for young people and have partnered with FILMCLUB to create links between members and industry. Assisting with in-front and behind-the-scenes Close Encounter opportunities, It’s My Shout are also committed to discovering and nurturing new talent in Wales and provide opportunities for young people to gain work experience alongside industry professionals.
BBC Cymru Wales
BBC Cymru Wales fully endorse the objectives of FILMCLUB Wales, supporting the initiative of broadening the range of films and improving literacy among members.
Chapter Arts Centre is one of Europe's largest and most dynamic arts centres with cinemas, theatres, exhibition spaces, studios and over 60 cultural workspaces. Chapter has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and collaboration and offers an ever-changing programme of the best performance, films and exhibitions from Wales and from around the world.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.
FILMCLUB Northern Ireland Partners
FILMCLUB is generously supported by the following partner organisations to bring the world of film to the children of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Screen
Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and digital content industry, driving global growth through boosting our economy, celebrating our culture and enhancing our children’s education.
Cinemagic, is a registered charity, that has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in Children’s programming and is currently the largest film and television event for young people in the UK ,Ireland and the USA. Almost half a million young people aged between 4-25 years old have benefited and participated in Cinemagic events including masterclasses, workshops, Q&As, screenings and discussion, FILMCLUB and film making projects.
The Nerve Centre
The Nerve Centre is a production house in Northern Ireland, fostering the creation of new music, film, video, animation and digital media.
Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL)
DCAL is the Government Department in Northern Ireland responsible for Arts and Culture, aiming to enable as many people as possible to experience and appreciate excellence in culture, creativity, innovation and lifelong learning.
FILMCLUB Isle of Man Partners
FILMCLUB works with the following partners to deliver the scheme to schoolchildren in the Isle of Man.
Isle Of Man Government
The Isle of Man Government has generously contributed funds to allow FILMCLUB to run in schools on the Island. This funding helps towards FILMCLUB's aims of educating children in the Isle of Man and beyond about the world through film, by offering them a space where they can watch, debate and review a range of classic, indie and foreign films. FILMCLUB launched in the Isle of Man in summer 2011.
Isle of Man Film
Isle of Man Film has generously contributed towards the funding of FILMCLUB in the Isle of Man. Since 1995, Isle of Man Film has built a worldwide reputation for co-financing and co-producing feature film and television dramas. The Island is one of the busiest areas of film production in the British Isles, having produced over 90 feature films and TV dramas. Together with their investment partners CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film offers a comprehensive range of services for film producers and production companies interested in what the Island has to offer.
CinemaNX has also generously contributed towards the funds needed for FILMCLUB to run in the Isle of Man. The company has, since its launch in 2007, swiftly established itself as one of the UK’s leading film financing and production groups. It provides film and television producers with a unique combination of production expertise and experience of international film financing, and manages Isle of Man Film’s Media Development Fund.
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