Into Film Clubs help transform the lives of young people through film.
Film clubs give children and young people the opportunity to watch, discuss and review films, as well as training and online resources to make their own films. This is a fantastic launch pad for introducing young people to film, as well as boosting literacy, critical thinking and filmmaking skills.
From a 25 school pilot in 2007, there are now over 7000 film clubs across all four nations of the UK, reaching over 200,000 children and young people every week.
The BFI is investing ¬£26 million of National Lottery funds to deliver a programme over four years (2013-2017), which is the largest investment in film education ever seen in this country. Into Film receives funding from additional partners including Cinema First, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Big Lottery Fund, The Backstage Trust and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.
Into Film is a trading name of Film Nation UK, registered charity number 1154030.
Shehnaz Omallie Queens Park School, part of the Pilot scheme
FILMCLUB impacts positively on education because all the skills learnt - critiquing and analysing films - are transferable.
Lindsay Mackie Writer and FILMCLUB co-founder
Co-founder, journalist and film critic, Lindsay Mackie had experience in the area of after-school clubs, having founded the successful national book club programme, Reading For Pleasure, and believed that a similar idea would work for films.
Films have the power to raise your gaze and raise your game and give you a ticket to pleasure and enlightenment forever more...
Beeban Kidron Film Director and FILMCLUB co-founder
Film director, Baroness Beeban Kidron, whose work includes Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and the BAFTA-winning, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is convinced of the importance of FILMCLUB.
I think that stories and the telling of stories are the foundations of human communication and understanding. That's how important I think FILMCLUB is."
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