The Into Film Festival takes place from November 9 to 25 with more than 3,000 free screenings for schools as well as a host of workshops and other activities. Key themes this year include diversity, wellbeing and anti-bullying. Festival artistic director Sam Wilson explains more

“Working in an area of social disadvantage, visiting the cinema is not a regular occurrence. In fact for the majority of our children the Into Film Festival is the only time they are able to go. Our educational budget is limited so the fact the screenings are free is particularly welcome. The festival is loved by children and staff alike and the films themselves provide an unparalleled catalyst for planning a plethora of exciting tasks, activities and learning opportunities across all subjects.” Margarita Acklam, Broadway Junior School, Sunderland

For three weeks this autumn teachers and their pupils will once again have the chance to enjoy a free trip to the cinema as part of the Into Film Festival, which returns with its UK-wide programme from November 9 to 25. Now in its third year and with a strong focus on using film to support learning, the celebration of film and education offers a raft of possibilities for engaging young minds through the immersive magic of cinema.

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