This year’s Into Film Festival takes place from November 7 to 23 and schools can already book their free places. Sam Wilson introduces this year’s programme

“The Into Film Festival presented wonderful opportunities for our students, most of whom rarely visit the cinema. It was more than just a cinema visit, it was an entire package. I would recommend the festival to all teachers.” Leila Hinks, St Andrews Primary School.

A trip to the cinema is not only great fun, it can also be inspiring, informative and thought-provoking. This autumn, for the sixth year running, schools all over the UK can experience the magic of the big screen for free, supported by learning resources, at the Into Film Festival 2018.

Running from November 7 to 23, the festival is the world’s largest free film festival for young people and a firm favourite with educators. With 3,000 free screenings and workshops, many linked to topical themes or subjects in the curriculum, a three-week programme seeks to creatively involve 400,000 five to 19-year-olds and their educators from all backgrounds and corners of the UK in cinema-based activities – some attending for the first time.

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