If you’re embedding short film into your MFL scheme of work, a film club is great resource that can help you maximise the benefits, and encourage students to think more deeply about the films they’re watching. Into Film are an organisation funded by Lottery money through the BFI that support and operate a national network of film clubs, offering:
A curated catalogue of over 4000 film titles, from blockbusters to classics and arthouse cinema
Free resources for use in various curriculum topics and do tie in to worldwide current events
An interactive website including a platform for users to read and share their own reviews
Opportunities for trips to industry sites, as well as visits from film professionals
Support, training and CPD to further encourage and assist in the use of film as a learning tool
Direct contact with a programme coordinator who will attend to your specific needs, offer advice, and link you into the wider Film Club network
For more information on the support available, and how to establish a Film Club in your school, head to the Film Club website.
Setting up a Film Club
Along with the resources offered here, the BFI also runs regular events in house using film to teach Modern Foreign Languages to students from KS2 through to A-Level. These are primarily in French, German and Spanish, with occasional Mandarin events, and an Italian programme to be added in Spring 2016. You can find a listing of these events down the page on the BFI Website, and if you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.