World’s Largest Youth Free Film Festival Returns from 8 – 24 NOVEMBER 2017

Teachers and their students can once again enjoy free screenings of foreign language titles at the Into Film Festival, which returns with its UK-wide programme from 8 – 24 November.    Films this year will include, among others, April and the Extraordinary World and Celine Sciamma’s Oscar nominated My Life as a Courgette – both in French, classic German sci-fi Metropolis, historical post World War Two drama Land of Mine, Zip & Zap And The Marble Gang (based on a Spanish comic strip from the 1950s), and Spanish drama The Olive Tree.

Also on offer will be films from the French Cultural Institute, Goethe Institute and Cervantes Institute.  Screenings will be accompanied by teaching resources for use at the event and in the classroom to further support learning.

The annual event, made possible by support from the BFI, Cinema First, a wide collaboration with UK cinema industry partners and delivery partners National Schools Partnership, will build on the success of last year’s festival, which saw over 470,000 young people and educators attend.

This year’s thought-provoking programme will offer a range of stories curated with six themes in mind.  The selected film titles – encompassing foreign language, adaptations of novels and plays, documentaries and blockbusters – will address themes such as activating change, well-being, challenging borders and boundaries, key moments in history and the value of play.  Q&As with filmmakers, and leading charities such as Oxfam and Anti-Bullying Alliance, will provide further opportunities to discuss key curricula and whole-school issues, and encourage further engagement with film.

In a survey of teachers who attended last year:

▪       94% of teachers felt the Festival activities were valuable to the broader education of young people

▪       82% of teachers said that the Festival has made them more likely to use film or cinema visits to support the curriculum

This year’s Into Film Festival will take place from 8 – 24 November and all tickets are free. For information visit






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