Share Your Love of Cinema With ‘Into Film’

Gina Murphy / Categories: News

Thursday, 21 May 2020

If you enjoy being whisked away by the magic of the movies and are missing going out to your local cinema to catch up on all the latest releases, why not get involved in one of the many competitions and opportunities being delivered by our partners at Into Film?

Into Film is a charity that runs film-based educational programmes for children and young people aged 5 to 19.  They regularly provide resources and access to events that allow our students to connect with cinema in a thoughtful, inspiring and creative way.  With the help of Into Film, we are able to host our own Film Club each Monday after school in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC).  

At the moment, Film Club only exists online, but fortunately, there are lots of resources being sent our way for students to use and a whole range of competitions to take part in.  The competitions are open to all students and not just members of Film Club, so why not get involved, there are prizes to be won!

Nature in Your Neighbourhood

How has lockdown made you view your surroundings?  Are you noticing the change of season more vividly?  Are you pleased with the lack of noise from traffic on the road and the way that makes space for other noise to be heard, such as birdsong, or, alternatively, for noticeable silence?

‘Nature in Your Neighbourhood’ is a film-making competition that asks you to create a short film of no more than 3 minutes in length, focusing on something about the local area that you have come to appreciate during lockdown.  This could be a tree, or park bench you've noticed during your daily exercise, the blossoming flowers or delicate butterflies in your garden, or simply the view from your window.

You can use a mobile phone, tablet or camera to make your film and the closing date is Friday, 19 June.  For more information and to submit your entries, visit:

Review 100

The lovely people at Into Film are always keen to receive and read film reviews from our students, but this competition is a little bit different and will really test your skills of analysis and evaluation.

You only have 100 words in which to write your review, which means you need to consider carefully the words you select to ensure your review is short enough and yet communicates all that you want to say.  You can ask a parent or carer to take a photo of your review and post on Twitter or Facebook, or you can send your reviews to Miss Daly and she will post them for you on our @whgslibrary Twitter feed.

Tag @intofilm_edu for your entry, using the hashtag #Review100.  All entries should also include your age as IntoFilm will consider age, effort and originality when deciding on their winners.  Winners will receive a £20 Amazon voucher.  For more details on how to enter and access to hints and tip on the art of review-writing, visit:

Big Dreams on Screen

Into Film and Puffin Books have joined forces to host ‘Big Dreams on Screen,’ a creative competition that is being held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Puffin Books, one of the largest and most well-known publishers of children’s books in the UK.

The competition, which is open to all students aged 7 – 12, has been designed to ‘inspire the next generation of storytellers and dreamers.’  The challenge is to create a storyboard of your dreams – your hopes and ambitions for the future, your personal goals for the present, or an amazing and unique idea that you want to share.

A storyboard is a sequence of pictures that show how your finished film will play out, scene by scene.  Storyboards are a vital part of the film-making process as they give everyone involved an idea of how the film will look before the cameras start rolling.

One lucky winner will see their storyboard become reality, when it is turned into a short film and premiered at their local cinema during the Into Film Festival in November.

For more information on how to enter, plus tips and advice to help you produce a star storyboard, visit:

The closing date for this fabulous competition, is Monday, 3 August, so you have plenty of time to get your thinking – and dreaming – caps on! 

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