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Become a Member of Into Film Clubs!

Posted on 01st September 2014 |

Into Film Clubs is a UK-wide, FREE after school initiative for children and young people aged 5-18 years of age. Into Film Club introduces pupils to the wonders of film by helping teachers run weekly after schools clubs showing films from every era and every corner of the world.

Cinemagic is pleased to offer this FREE innovative new programme to Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and we are we now recruiting for schools to participate in the programme commencing running until April 2015. Into Film Clubs in Northern Ireland is a Northern Ireland Screen after schools initiative designed to reduce disadvantage and is funded by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure. The scheme is managed by Cinemagic and the Nerve Centre

The educational benefits of having an Into Film Club include:

-Critical and cultural appreciation, improved literacy, numeracy and critical skills that support other learning and cultural activities

-Increased creativity, imagination and thinking skills by engaging in the activity of watching, discussing and reviewing films

-Increased understanding and cultural awareness

As part of your school’s membership, Cinemagic, will provide your school with a free license to show films in an after schools setting, (if you don’t have one already), as well as support, advice and training. Schools already involved are using into Film Clubs to support the Northern Ireland Curriculum at Primary and Post Primary level and qualifications such as Moving Image Arts and Media Studies.

In the 2012 report commissioned by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure, the Education Training Inspectorate evaluated the outcomes for young people involved in FILMCLUB as ‘very good’.

Education Training Inspectorate, January 2012: “The participants display high levels of enjoyment in, and engagement with, the films in the After School Film Clubs. There is a high retention rate and the participants develop their ability to listen to, and to value, the opinions of others. There is a positive response from the participants, who talk knowledgeably about the content and use language appropriate to the moving image.”                            

A representative from De La Salle High School, Downpatrick said “Pupils enjoy the sense of ownership and belonging regarding Into Film Clubs ……. Not all pupils like sports. Not all pupils want to go home straight after school for one reason or another. The general vibe from my Into Film Club members is that they love meeting up, hanging out, watching movies and sharing their views both with each other and on line. Into Film Clubs sparks an interest in movies and the movie industry in general.”         

If you would like to apply please contact Laura@cinemagic.org.uk or download an application here.

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