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Into Film Clubs

April 2007

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.

Aida Graham, FILMCLUB Leader at Millington Primary School, Portadown

Into Film Clubs is a brilliant idea providing a place for children, in particular those without access to any clubs, to watch film with friends and being introduce with Film Genres in an informal approach. Into Film Clubs  brilliant idea providing a place for children, in particular those without access to any clubs, to watch film with friends and being introduce with Film Genres in an informal approach.This is a unique learning tool to enhanced Literacy, ICT, Social and Communication skills.

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Into Film Clubs is a UK-wide, free after school initiative for children and young people aged 5-18 years of age. Into Film Clubs was introduced to Northern Ireland in 2007 and is rapidly becoming a very popular after school activity. With access to a catalogue of over 3,500 films from all over the world, FILMCLUB 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. Currently delivered in 232 schools throughout the province, Into Film Clubs is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular after schools activities with over 3935 students already watching, discussing and reviewing great films every week.  “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.” -Education Training Inspectorate, January 2012

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