Georgina Black Fri 27 Sep 2019
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST FREE FILM FESTIVAL
Pupils across Northern Ireland are once again being offered the opportunity to attend free cinema trips and access free resources through the Into Film Festival, with 3,000 film screenings and 200 special events taking place throughout the UK. Returning for its 7th year from 6-22 November, the Festival is the world’s largest free film festival. It’s many themes and topics can be utilised by educators across the curriculum, in subjects such as English, modern foreign languages (MFL), geography, history, PSHE, politics and citizenship. Pupils are also encouraged to enter the annual Into Film Festival film review writing competition to promote literacy through film.
The Festival, hosted by film education charity, Into Film, will launch this year with an ambitious, environmentally themed event that spans the UK with the support of Greenpeace and UNICEF. Featured will be simultaneous pupil premieres of the new climate change documentary “2040”, followed by a Q&A session with director Damon Gameau. “2040” has been cited as the first film aimed at young audiences to offer a hopeful response to youth ‘eco-anxiety.’
This year’s Festival is comprised of eight strands that can help educators navigate the packed programme: Mental Wellbeing & Identity, Language & Creativity, The Natural World, Exploring History, Debate, Fantasy & Adventure, Rebellion and Musicals.
Some of the highlights for Northern Ireland are;
• 2040 WITH LIVE STREAM Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DAMON GAMEAU at Queens Film Theatre Belfast
• Pupil premiere of the Biggest Little Farm at Strand Arts,
• March of the Penguins 2 followed by a workshop with Wee Critters at the Braid in Ballymena,
• Irish language screening of The Breadwinner followed by review writing at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
The Into Film Festival 2019 will take place from 6-22 November. All events and screenings are free.
For programme information, book tickets and download resources visit Into Film
For more information on the 2040 film and campaign, go to WhatsYour2040
For general Into Film NI contact Peter Murray, Into Film Programme Coordinator.