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Into Film Festival presents

Into Film Festival

Until Wednesday 22 November 2017

In a nutshell

The world’s largest free film and education event for all UK schools and 5 - 19 year olds – is back for another year!

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Taking place from 8 – 24 November 2017, the Into Film Festival will support teachers in delivering the curriculum, across subject areas, in a dynamic and engaging way. It offers all young people wider life experiences and the chance to immerse themselves in the magic of cinema. Rich Mix is proud to be working with Into Film Festival to present three films for young audiences.

What to Expect

Queen of Katwe (part of 'Kids in Museums' day) / 17 Nov

The true story of young Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi who, on being introduced to the game, went on to become an international chess champion.

Rich Mix, in partnership with THAMES, presents 'Behind the Scenes and Screens at Rich Mix'. Tower Hamlets kids go behind the scenes at Rich Mix - ripping tickets, ushering and serving popcorn. They'll be finding out what happens in the mysterious projection booth, behind the scenes of a cinema and write their own creative responses for the film for social media. Part of 'Kids in Museums' day 2017.

DIY Filmmaking workshop with Eye Want Change / 21 Nov

Eye Want Change are hosting an hour-long DIY filmmaking masterclass with screenings and a Q&A with a filmmaker. There will be screenings of the best examples of smartphone-made films by young filmmakers.

Between films, Eye Want Change will be giving a masterclass on getting the best out of phone cameras with the best add-ons and DIY filmmaking equipment as well as a ‘how to' on kick starting a film idea on a low-to-no budget.

Hidden Figures / 22 Nov

American drama based on the true story of three African American women who rose through the ranks of NASA during the Civil Rights era.

Who's Involved

Into Film support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film. Their programme includes a network of extra-curricular film clubs, resources for use in clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, a cinema-based film festival and their annual Awards.

What people are saying

'I think that the resources that [Into Film] provide and the opportunities that [Into Film] offer young people are outstanding.' Teacher, Into Film Festival 2016 Teacher Survey

99% of teachers said that they would recommend the Into Film Festival to their colleagues

94% of teachers felt the Festival activities were valuable in terms of the broader education of young people

Find out more / @intofilm_edu

Things you should know

Suitable for pupils aged 5-19. 

To make a school booking, please contact

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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