FILMCLUB is an education charity helping transform the lives of young people through film.
We help schools set up clubs that provide young people with the chance to watch, discuss and review a diverse range of films – feeding their imagination and nurturing their social and intellectual development.
The charity (no. 1136558) is championed by headteachers and key figures in education, and has grown from a 25-school pilot in 2007 to reaching 220,000 children each week, in over 7,000 clubs.
The BFI Lottery funds FILMCLUB in England, the Welsh Government funds FILMCLUB in Wales, and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure funds FILMCLUB in Northern Ireland.
Film is a uniquely powerful medium, which can introduce young people to a wider world while promoting better learning, improved social and communication skills and raising aspirations.
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."
Meet the team who are here to support you and your club
What will you watch next?
From highbrow to Hollywood, FILMCLUB helps you look at the world in a whole new light.
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