Oscars 2015 teaching resources
87th Academy Awards
Sunday 22 February marks the biggest night in the Hollywood calendar: the 87th Academy Awards. With the red carpet rolled out and an array of stars ready to add more than a touch of glamour, we’ve put together a special collection of film-related resources to help you and your class celebrate some of the greatest stories of the silver screen.
Into Film resources
Watch and learn from screen masters as they talk to students about Hollywood movie-making and how to write a great review:
A journey through some classic movies that were pipped to the post in the Best Picture category.
Explore films that address the nature of filmmaking with this guide and set of activities.
This interview with the stars of Oscar nominated Maleficent looks at some of the themes of the film, as well as the differences between stage and screen performance.
These interviews with the cast of The Imitation Game − nominated in eight Oscar categories − can be used to stimulate discussion in a variety of subjects.
Explore storytelling and filmmaking with the cast of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Find out more about Into Film and explore more film-related resources.
A selection of adaptable Oscars-themed activities.
See the role that historical experts play in turning facts of the past into epic movies of the present.
Stunt-scientist Mik Jacobs explains the combustion principles behind movie explosions.
Could your pupils be the film distributors of the future? Check out their skills with this film trailer production activity from Hamilton Trust.
This range of resources for film and media studies covers genre, early cinema, censorship, studio systems, marketing and the Oscar-nominated film City of God.
In this task, students analyse what makes a successful film trailer.
Introduce the importance of the movie soundtrack and get students composing their own score with this workbook.
A selection of film activities that cover storyboarding, camera techniques and film reviews.
Explore how film techniques are used to express key themes and stereotypes in The Shawshank Redemption.
An Oscars-themed worksheet for students studying English as a second language.
A collection of starter activities to get students thinking creatively about film.
Help students to organise their thoughts and ideas with this film review planning sheet.