Into Film Club (formerly known as FILMCLUB) is a UK-wide, free after school initiative that gives 5-19 year olds the opportunity to access and enjoy film creatively and critically. Participating schools are encouraged to view at least 15 films and to upload a minimum of 20 film reviews to the Into Film website.
Originally launched in Northern Ireland in 2007, Into Film is funded by the Department of Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and delivered by Cinemagic and the Nerve Centre. Starting with 1 school in 2007, the scheme expanded to 229 in 2012/13.
In 2013 Into Film received funding from the British Film Institute to roll out Into Film as part of their Forever Film Education Strategy, and in April 2014 Into Film was made available free to all schools in Northern Ireland. Thanks to this additional funding, in 2016 there are now over 800 Into Film club schools in Northern Ireland.
Not only has Into Film expanded across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, Into Film now also provide free workshops and CPD sessions for club members and teachers. Teachers also have access to a huge range of curriculum-linked resources which they can download for free and use in the classroom.
Working closely with Northern Ireland Screen, Into Film have developed specially tailored resources for teachers in Northern Ireland, using Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive and the Creative Learning in the Digital Age (CLDA) resource.
Into Film inspires and excites, opening new avenues for learning and encouraging creativity. For more information on visit the Into Film website.