Into Film Festival aims to creatively engage with 500,000 5–19-year-olds and their educators
- Murray Robertson
- 7 November 2017
Largest youth-focused film festival in the UK features thousands of free screenings and workshops
Getting a job in the UK film industry is notoriously challenging; but budding young filmmakers have a great opportunity to learn more about the work involved thanks to this year's Into Film Festival.
The largest youth-focused film festival in the UK features thousands of free screenings and workshops, Q&A sessions with established industry insiders, plus an abundance of educational resources, all aimed at creatively engaging with 500,000 5–19-year-olds and their educators.
This year's festival features six strands: 'Activate: Effecting Change' features films which deal with politics (big and small), 'Let's Play' embraces fun, 'No Borders, No Boundaries' explores immigration and promotes the removal of barriers, 'Generation Z' focuses on mental health issues and how they affect the young, 'History in Action' trawls through the archives, and 'Thriller' asks if its namesake is the predominant genre of our time.
Autism and SEN-friendly screenings will be available throughout the festival, and more than half the screenings will be accessible to people with visual or audio impairments.
Into Film Festival takes place from 8–24 Nov. Details available at inforfilm.org.