FILMCLUB Live

At the end of every month FILMCLUB presents a week of live and interactive interviews, premiere reports and features. They are all tailored to Primary and Secondary audiences.To find out more, watch our introduction video.

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  • Rio 2 Special: Jemaine Clement & Anne Hathaway

    Rio 2 Special: Jemaine Clement & Anne Hathaway

    Friday 28 March 2014 "In a lot of American movies the bad guys have English accents - I don't think that's fair!" - Jemaine Clement View

  • Muppets Most Wanted & Freddie Highmore

    Muppets Most Wanted & Freddie Highmore

    Thursday 27 March 2014: "Impersonating Miss Piggy is probably the last mistake you'll ever make!" - Kermit the frog View

  • Studio Ghibli Special

    Studio Ghibli Special

    Wednesday 26 March 2014: "That's the beauty of filmmaking; you can make your dreams come alive." - Justin Johnson View

  • Peccadillo Pictures

    Peccadillo Pictures

    Wednesday 26 March 2014: "There's such an expansive collection of great films we're adding to the catalogue." - Ollie Charles View

  • Private Peaceful: Jack O'Connell & Colin Gorry

    Private Peaceful: Jack O'Connell & Colin Gorry

    Tuesday 25 March 2014: "It think Private Peaceful's authenticity makes it stand out" - Jack O'Connell View

  • James Bobin

    James Bobin

    Tuesday 25 March 2014: "The Muppets are for everyone!" - Muppets Most Wanted director James Bobin View

  • Graphic Novels

    Graphic Novels

    Monday 24 March 2014: "The message behind so many graphic novel films is one of inspiring hope." - Graphic Novel expert Carl Anka View

  • Freddie Highmore & Carlos Saldanha

    Freddie Highmore & Carlos Saldanha

    Monday 24 March 2014: "I try to make films that take people to places they normally don't have the chance to go to." - Director Carlos Saldanha View

  • Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie

    Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie

    "He's a bit of an underdog" — Neil Nightingale View

  • Lesley Manville

    Lesley Manville

    Friday 29 November 2013 (Suitable for Primary clubs) "I do like the Christmas tree" - Lesley Manville reveals her favourite Christmas tradition. View

  • Film Africa Special

    Film Africa Special

    Friday 29 November 2013 (Suitable for Secondary clubs) "Film is a very fulfilling industry and we need more young people" - Idris Elba View

  • Peter Elliott

    Peter Elliott

    Thursday 28 November 2013 "Some actors do method acting to prepare for a role. I do method chimping!" - Peter Elliott View

  • Mike Valentine

    Mike Valentine

    Wednesday 27 November 2013 "Working with Harrison Ford was a delight. He's such a nice guy!" - Mike Valentine View

  • Jim Parkyn

    Jim Parkyn

    Tuesday 26 November 2013 (Suitable For Primary Clubs): "Mr Tweedy was my favourite character in Chicken Run" - Jim Parkyn View

  • Vivien Leigh Special

    Vivien Leigh Special

    Tuesday 26 November 2013 (Suitable For Secondary Clubs) "With Laurence Olivier, Vivien was one of Hollywood's first big celebrity couples! " - Jo Botting View

  • Sylvain Chomet

    Sylvain Chomet

    Monday 25 November 2013 "I love British humour, I've watched thousands of shows!" - Sylvain Chomet View

  • John Harmer

    John Harmer

    Friday 18 October 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "I think the story of how Batman became a superhero is amazing" — John Harmer View

  • Saving Mr Banks Special

    Saving Mr Banks Special

    Friday 18 October 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "There's the facts, then there's the truth" — Allison Owen View

  • Roberta Durrant

    Roberta Durrant

    Thursday 17 October 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "Humour always comes out of the characters...we didn't try to be funny" - Roberta Durrant View

  • Gone Too Far

    Gone Too Far

    Thursday 17 October 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "I'm proud to shed a light on London" - Destiny explains why she set the film in Peckham View

  • Funny Flicks!

    Funny Flicks!

    Wednesday 16 October 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "What do you call a fight between Hollywood actors?" View

  • Justin Johnson and Nandita Jain

    Justin Johnson and Nandita Jain

    Tuesday 15 October 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "There's a real tradition in Japan of comic book and animation" — Justin Johnson explains why Japanese animation is so inspiring View

  • Rob Brown

    Rob Brown

    Tuesday 15 October 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "I'm drawn to marginalised characters" — Rob Brown explains his story choices View

  • Football at the BFI London Film Festival

    Football at the BFI London Film Festival

    Monday 14 October 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "I can play foosball better than I can play football" — director Juan Jose Campanella doesn't rate himself as the next Lionel Messi! View

  • Kim Mordaunt

    Kim Mordaunt

    Monday 14 October 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "We actually made a documentary before we made the feature film" — Kim Mordaunt on the process of bringing The Rocket to the big screen View

  • BFI Gothic curator Vic Pratt

    BFI Gothic curator Vic Pratt

    Friday 27 September 2013: "It's a gothic celebration of the dark heart of cinema!" View

  • Justin and the Knights of Valour

    Justin and the Knights of Valour

    Thursday 26 September 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "Movies are an art and also an industry" — Antonio Banderas View

  • Motion Capture expert Alan Lewis

    Motion Capture expert Alan Lewis

    Thursday 26 September 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "All the data is raw, so it needs a lot of clean up" — what is Alan Lewis talking about? View

  • Jason Henkel and Lauren Mote

    Jason Henkel and Lauren Mote

    Wednesday 25 September 2013: "We wanted to make sure that any of the characters we had from different countries had authentic accents" — Jason Henkel on Planes View

  • Foley Artist John Fewell

    Foley Artist John Fewell

    Tuesday 24 September 2013: What household objects could you use to make movie sounds? View

  • Moshi Monsters animator Phil Clarke

    Moshi Monsters animator Phil Clarke

    Monday 23 September (suitable for Primary clubs): "A lot of animation is about acting and getting character into the animation" — Phil Clarke View

  • Claire Lamond

    Claire Lamond

    Friday 28 June 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "It was people and people's stories that were of interest to me" — Claire Lamond View

  • Paul Wright

    Paul Wright

    Friday 28 June 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "You only need 2 or 3 people who feel passionately about a project" — Paul Wright gives us his top tips on starting as a filmmaker View

  • The Magnificent Lion Boy

    The Magnificent Lion Boy

    Thursday 27 June 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "There are some string players, which take us back to the Victorian era" — composer Sarah Warne on her inspiration View

  • The Great Hip Hop Hoax

    The Great Hip Hop Hoax

    Thursday 27 June 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "They became these cartoon characters" — animators Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson on why their style worked in The Great Hip Hop Hoax View

  • Mark Cousins

    Mark Cousins

    Wednesday 26 June 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "You can use the whole range of your imagination when you're writing an essay" — Mark Cousins View

  • Blackbird and The Story Of Wikileaks

    Blackbird and The Story Of Wikileaks

    Wednesday 26 June 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "One of the most anxious points for a designer is when an actor steps into their set" — Blackbird production designer Anisha Fields View

  • Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw

    Tuesday 25 June 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "To be an animator, you have to be able to think like a director, editor, cameraman but you also have to think like an artist" View

  • Svengali and We Are The Freaks

    Svengali and We Are The Freaks

    Tuesday 25 June 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "Rock and roll is the only industry where bad behaviour is encouraged!" — Jonny Owen on his film Svengali View

  • Scott Clark

    Scott Clark

    Monday 24 June 2013: "I was Pixar's first animation intern!" View

  • Epic

    Epic

    Friday May 24 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): ''I've always wanted to be a Queen!" — Beyonce on her role as Queen Tara in Epic View

  • The Great Gatsby and Man Of Steel

    The Great Gatsby and Man Of Steel

    Friday May 24 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): ''Baz Luhrmann has completely turned it on its head!" — Jake on The Great Gatsby View

  • Rob Sprackling

    Rob Sprackling

    Thursday 23 May 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "What's the most ridiculous way you could tell that story?!" View

  • Deborah Moggach

    Deborah Moggach

    Thursday 23 May 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "All those emotions are the same emotions we feel now" — Deborah Moggach on the universal themes in Pride & Prejudice View

  • Grant Orchard and Anna Kubik

    Grant Orchard and Anna Kubik

    Wednesday 22 May 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "It was an exercise in silliness!" — director Grant Orchard on A Morning Stroll View

  • Gaby Bastyra

    Gaby Bastyra

    Tuesday 21 May 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "I would have to say Sir David Attenborough" View

  • Debbie Wiseman

    Debbie Wiseman

    Monday 20 May 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "When you're involved in a film there's so many people you work with!" View

  • Chimpanzee

    Chimpanzee

    Friday 3 May 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "I never thought it could happen to me!" — Sir David Attenborough on living his dream as a filmmaker View

  • French Cinema Special

    French Cinema Special

    Friday 3 May 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "For French audiences, it was just magic!" — what film had such an impact when it came out? View

  • A Celebration of Roald Dahl

    A Celebration of Roald Dahl

    Thursday 2 May 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "The majority of his writing came from his experiences" – Katie Harris on Dahl's influences View

  • In-School Special

    In-School Special

    Thursday 2 May 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): Nico Mirallegro and One Mile Away View

  • IMDb founder Col Needham

    IMDb founder Col Needham

    Wednesday 1 May 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "The most important film for students to watch is..." View

  • BBFC

    BBFC

    Tuesday 30 April 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "We're not trying to ruin anyone's fun!" — Lucy Brett on why we need film ratings View

  • All Stars

    All Stars

    Monday 29 April 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "It'll definitely inspire you to try some new moves!" — Theo Stevenson encourages our members to get up and dance! View

  • The 2013 FILMCLUB Awards

    The 2013 FILMCLUB Awards

    Friday 1 March 2013: The Primary FILMCLUB Awards View

  • Vicky Mather

    Vicky Mather

    Thursday 28 February 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "If you think about films like Wallace and Gromit...we did the same thing, only with actors" - Vicky Mather View

  • Sally Pearce

    Sally Pearce

    Thursday 28 February 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "We had a whole load of fun making elephant sounds!" View

  • Planet Ocean director Michael Pitiot

    Planet Ocean director Michael Pitiot

    Tuesday 26 February 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): ''It's a film about humankind and the planet we're living in'' - Michael Pitiot View

  • Heather Imani

    Heather Imani

    Tuesday 26 February 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "This story is mostly one of imagination" - Heather Imani View

  • Lisa Bryer and Becky Graffy

    Lisa Bryer and Becky Graffy

    Monday February 25 2013: "It had a moral, which was 'parents don't always know what's best!'" - Lisa Bryer View

  • Tristan Oliver

    Tristan Oliver

    Friday 1 February 2013: "The set is tiny, it was no bigger than this table top!" Tristan Oliver explains the incredible detail that goes into making a stop-motion film. View

  • David Lean expert Ian Banks

    David Lean expert Ian Banks

    Thursday 31 January 2013: "Lean's career was a continuous success story," Ian Banks profiles the iconic director. View

  • Private Peaceful

    Private Peaceful

    Wednesday 30 January 2013: "Anything about terrible things like war, you want to tell to as many people as possible" - Simon Reade on his motivation adapting Private Peaceful View

  • Tamzin Rafn

    Tamzin Rafn

    Tuesday 29 January 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "It's good to do something that's rubbish!" - Tamzin Rafn gives her top screenwriting tips to our members View

  • Justin Johnson kicks off National Storytelling Week

    Justin Johnson kicks off National Storytelling Week

    Monday 28 January 2013 (suitable for Primary clubs): "Roald Dahl's one of those writers who didn't talk down to children" - Justin Johnson celebrates one of his favourite children's authors View

  • Jeremy Brock

    Jeremy Brock

    Monday 28 January 2013 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "Great stories can come from anywhere" - screenwriter Jeremy Brock View

  • Trevor Smith - Animal Wrangler

    Trevor Smith - Animal Wrangler

    Friday 30 November 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "The most important thing is making sure the animals are happy" - Animal wrangler Trevor Smith View

  • The Hobbit Special

    The Hobbit Special

    Thursday 29 November 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "It was riduclous really!" - Tower House School's Head of Drama on making a D.I.Y version of The Hobbit! View

  • BFI Children's Programmer Justin Johnson

    BFI Children's Programmer Justin Johnson

    Thursday 29 November 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "What's not to love about a talking pig?" - can you guess what creature Justin Johnson is talking about? View

  • Marc Baker & BAFTA Children's Awards

    Marc Baker & BAFTA Children's Awards

    Wednesday 28 November 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): ''The Kids Vote is a really special award'' - BAFTA producer Marc Baker View

  • David Nicholls

    David Nicholls

    Wednesday 28 November 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "It's the great coming of age story" - David Nicholls on Great Expectations View

  • Nick Broomfield & Anti-Slavery International

    Nick Broomfield & Anti-Slavery International

    Tuesday 27 November 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "I was amazed to discover that there is modern day slavery" - Nick Broomfield View

  • Daryl Shute - Room On The Broom producer

    Daryl Shute - Room On The Broom producer

    Tuesday 27 November 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "The films take about 2 years to make" - Daryl Shute on the process of animation View

  • The Art of Costume Design

    The Art of Costume Design

    Monday 26 November 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "Costume designers design from the inside out" - Deborah Nadoolman-Landis on the role of the costume designer View

  • Andy Gent - lead puppet maker on Frankenweenie

    Andy Gent - lead puppet maker on Frankenweenie

    Friday 19 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "There's 300 stitches on Sparky alone" - Andy Gent shows us how detailed stop-motion can be View

  • Alexander Abela

    Alexander Abela

    Thursday 18 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "The original screenplay was in English" - so what made Alexander Abela change the film to French? View

  • Mat Whitecross & Nico Mirallegro

    Mat Whitecross & Nico Mirallegro

    Thursday 18 October 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "Before the film I couldn't pick up a guitar!" - Nico Mirallegro proves that practice makes perfect in Spike Island! View

  • Frankenweenie Press Conference & Festival Shorts

    Frankenweenie Press Conference & Festival Shorts

    Wednesday 17 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "The black and white was a crucial element" - Tim Burton on Frankenweenie View

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild & Tall as the Baobab Tree

    Beasts of the Southern Wild & Tall as the Baobab Tree

    Wednesday 17 October 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "I was a terrible, terrible actor" - which superhero made Benh Zeitlin move behind the camera? View

  • Frankenweenie animators and BFI children's programmer Justin Johnson

    Frankenweenie animators and BFI children's programmer Justin Johnson

    Tuesday 16 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "A project like Frankenweenie is a huge team effort" - the animators of Frankenweenie View

  • Hadas Yaron

    Hadas Yaron

    Monday 15 October 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "Rama Burshstein is a really special lady" - Hadas Yaron on her director for Fill The Void View

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012 Launch Night (2012)

    56th BFI London Film Festival 2012 Launch Night (2012)

    "When you're programming you're looking for a very broad range of experiences to offer" - Creative director Clare Stewart View

  • The Best of FILMCLUB 2012

    The Best of FILMCLUB 2012

    Fri 28 September 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs) Anna Karenina, The Lorax and Kermit the Frog! View

  • Behind the scenes at Aardman Animations

    Behind the scenes at Aardman Animations

    Thur 27 September (suitable for Primary clubs) "It's very rare to have a normal day at Aardman studios." View

  • What to watch on World Food Day

    What to watch on World Food Day

    Thur 27 September 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs) The FILMCLUB schools team take an in depth look at World Food Day View

  • World Food Day with Oxfam

    World Food Day with Oxfam

    Wed 26 September 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs) Oxfam's John McLaverty talks about the Grow campaign and tells us how you can make a difference. View

  • Encounters Short Film And Animation Festival

    Encounters Short Film And Animation Festival

    Tue 25 September 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs) "We start by drawing the whole movie out" View

  • African Cats webcast

    African Cats webcast

    Mon 24 September 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs) "We really want you to care about wildlife" View

  • We Are Poets

    We Are Poets

    Mon 24 September (suitable for Secondary clubs) "It's vital for today's youth to have a creative voice" View

  • Adam May

    Adam May

    Tues 17 July (suitable for for ages 8-13) "The film had everything and a great sing-along at the end too..." 3D expert Adam May praises the winning entry of our Olympics filmmaking competition. View

  • Adam May

    Adam May

    Tues 17 July (suitable for for ages 13-18) "This technology is a great tool to tell stories..." Adam May champions the harnessing of 3D in movies. View

  • Animators Vitali Sichinava and Hui-ching Tseng

    Animators Vitali Sichinava and Hui-ching Tseng

    Fri 29 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "You can do whatever you want. You are completely free..." Vitali Sichinava tells us why his imagination can run loose when he makes animation films. View

  • Leave It On The Track

    Leave It On The Track

    Fri 29 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "It's just so unpredictable, you never know where it's going to go..." Director Benjamin Pascoe reveals why he enjoys the documentary genre. View

  • Animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior

    Animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior

    Thurs 28 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "One of the nice things about making a film is leaving things to the viewer's imagination..." Animator Tom Senior tells us one of the best secrets to great storytelling. View

  • Animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior

    Animators Kate Charter and Tom Senior

    Thurs 28 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "One of the nice things about making a film is leaving things to the viewer's imagination..." Animator Tom Senior tells us one of the best secrets to great storytelling. View

  • Tree of Tule

    Tree of Tule

    Wed 27 June (suitable for ages 8-13) "All of the people in my class wanted my autograph!" Nine-year-old director Arran Gray reveals that his film was a real hit with his school. View

  • Small Creatures

    Small Creatures

    Wed 27 June (suitable for ages 13-18) "Because we wanted the three kids to fit together really well, we saw hundreds and hundreds..." Director Martin Wallace explains the complexity of finding the perfect cast. View

  • Mark Cousins

    Mark Cousins

    Tues 26 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "I fell in love with movies when I was a boy, I felt entranced by them..." Director Mark Cousins on the magic spell cast by cinema. View

  • Mark Cousins

    Mark Cousins

    Tues 26 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "When you are making personal work, the crucial thing is just to be honest..." Director Mark Cousins offers advice on filming subject matter close to your heart. View

  • Brave

    Brave

    Mon 25 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "As a storyteller, we want to transport the audience somewhere..." Director Marc Andrews believes Brave will whisk viewers away to a land of beauty, magic, and mystery. View

  • Day of the Flowers

    Day of the Flowers

    Mon 25 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "It was the best experience I have had on a movie..." Director John Roberts explains the excitement of landing a British cast and crew in the exotic surroundings of Havana. View

  • One Mile Away

    One Mile Away

    Mon 25 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "We're all working together towards a common aim..." Director Penny Woolcock describes the powerful unity of purpose that developed between her and the gangs during and after filming. View

  • Fast Girls

    Fast Girls

    "Probably me I think!" Fast Girls writer Noel Clarke admits he would win the gold medal for biggest prankster on set. View

  • Aardman Studios Special

    Aardman Studios Special

    Fri 1 June 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "When you see your creation on the screen alive, it's the most amazing feeling..." Director Peter Lord explains the magic of making animation films. View

  • Fast Girls

    Fast Girls

    Fri 1 June 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "I used techniques such as slow motion to really get that power and strength..." Director Regan Hall explains how he made the races look authentic. View

  • Col Needham

    Col Needham

    Thu 31 May 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "We have information on every film and every TV show you can possibly think of..." Col Needham, IMDb founder. View

  • Col Needham

    Col Needham

    Thu 31 May 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "It was just for my own private use..." Col Needham talks about the origins of the IMDb. View

  • Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Wed 30 May 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "Reading, reading, reading..." Children's author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce shares his tips for success. View

  • Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Wed 30 May 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "You can write a screenplay quite quickly..." Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce tells us the joys and challenges of penning films. View

  • James Richardson

    James Richardson

    Tue 29 May 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "I remember watching it all the time as a kid..." Producer James Richardson explains his passion for classic animation character Top Cat. View

  • James Richardson

    James Richardson

    Tue 29 May 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "I've got to feel really passionate about it..." Producer James Richardson explains how he decides which films to work on. View

  • The British Connection: Best of British

    The British Connection: Best of British

    Mon 28 May 2012 (suitable for ages 8-13) "It was a really, really tough decision for Dan and I..." Reagan talks about choosing the best British films. View

  • The British Connection: Best of British

    The British Connection: Best of British

    Mon 28 May 2012 (suitable for ages 13-18) "Without Bond there would be no Bourne..." Reagan and Dan praise British films. View

Featured Behind The Scenes Videos

  • Orbit Ever After

    Thomas Brodie-Sangster, producer Len Rowles and director Jamie Magnus Stone visited Swakeleys School in Hillingdon to talk about BAFTA nominated short Orbit Ever After. View

  • Divergent

    With tens of thousands of fans around the world, there are high hopes for the first film adaptation of Divergent. Going behind the scenes to the film's junket, Into Film reporter Sophie interviewed Tris and Four - actors Shailene Woodley and Theo James - as well as Divergent director Neil Burger about the making of this futuristic fantasy story. View

  • Divergent - Kate Winslet

    Starting acting in her local drama group, Kate Winslet's career has seen her become one of the most distinguished actors of her generation. In a rare role as a villain in new film Divergent, Kate joined Into Film reporter Sophie to tell her about the making of the futuristic film, and gave some advice for teenagers who might be unsure of themselves. View

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