Using film in the classroom

With the British Film Festival fast approaching (2-13 October), we thought it was the perfect time to select a few of our favourite film-related resources to use in the classroom. From novel-studies to cross-curricular activities such as film review worksheets, starters and case studies, why not try using film in your classroom to support key learning objectives this October?

Tes Resources Team

Using Film In The Classroom: Resources - British Film Festival

Resources to support the use of film and TV in the classroom

Film and TV are an integral part of most of students’ lives and, as such, can be hugely motivating when used in the classroom.  Importantly, they give learners a wealth of opportunity to practise all of the major English skills, whether it’s reading scripts, discussing themes or writing reviews. Into Film support and encourage dynamic ways of learning in the classroom through the use of film, offering resources for students aged 5 - 18. 

With the British Film Festival fast approaching (2-13 October), we thought it was the perfect time to select a few of our favourite film-related resources to use in the classroom. From novel studies to cross-curricular activities such as film review worksheets, starters and case studies, why not try using film in your classroom to support key learning objectives this October?

Into Film resources

MACBETH - Power Players
IntoFilm

MACBETH - Power Players

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This educational resource aims to support the teaching of Macbeth at Secondary level for students aged 14-16 years old and supports English, English Literature, drama and film studies teaching and learning. It comprises of a PDF that includes comprehensive outlines for the five activities, stills fr...
An Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
IntoFilm

An Introduction to Stop Motion Animation

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This Into Film resource provides an introduction to stop-motion animation, detailing the history of the technique, as well as guidance on how to create your own stop motion films. Styles included use silhouettes, paper cut outs and modelling clay, with activity sheets and cut-out materials also prov...
'Words Can Hurt' Film Seasons: Anti-Bullying
IntoFilm

'Words Can Hurt' Film Seasons: Anti-Bullying

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Into Film has curated two thought-provoking seasons of films, in which bullying is a major theme - for Primary and Secondary school children - to help teachers and pupils explore the issues surrounding the anti-bullying theme, Words Can Hurt . Each film in the Words Can Hurt resource de...
Black Star: The Power of Persuasive Speech
IntoFilm

Black Star: The Power of Persuasive Speech

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Being able to speak and write persuasively is an important cross-curricular skill. Film can bring the power of speech to life, through an examination of the situations where being able to effectively make yourself heard can effect change. This resource examines some great real-life orators from...
Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
IntoFilm

Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales

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Explore Romeo and Juliet with this creative workbook that helps students to analyse the play based on the Shakespeare: The Animated Tales adaptation of the play through the 3Cs (character, camera, colour) and 3Ss (story, setting, sound). This resource is suitable for students aged 7 plus and the tea...
Dunkirk: The Dynamo Challenge
IntoFilm

Dunkirk: The Dynamo Challenge

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Connect your students with the heroic events surrounding Dunkirk via Christopher Nolan's action thriller, Dunkirk with our brand new resource. Targeted at 12-16 year olds, and a perfect resource to support history, PSHE/PSE/SMSC or citizenship lessons, The Dynamo Challenge presents a series of ...
The Jungle Book: The Bare Necessities
IntoFilm

The Jungle Book: The Bare Necessities

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This educational cross-curricular resource based on the 2016 Disney film The Jungle Book includes a selection of activities that have been designed for teachers to cherry-pick in their classrooms. This resource consists of three activities, a PowerPoint presentation with embedded clips and an a...
Film Industry
IntoFilm

Film Industry

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This resource, for teachers of media, film and moving image arts, explores the workings of the film industry. It is organised into six key areas: Ownership Production Distribution Consumption Technology Regulation This resource is designed to be used with the accompanying PowerPo...
Film Language - for film and media studies
IntoFilm

Film Language - for film and media studies

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This Into Film resource uses the films Short Term 12 and Ender's Game as a basis for textual analysis, focusing on camera, mise-en-sc ne, editing and sound. Suitable for students of film and media studies and moving image arts, these teachers' notes should be used in conjunction with the film clips...
Moana: Finding Your Way in the World
IntoFilm

Moana: Finding Your Way in the World

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During the course of the film Moana finds her true path in life. In this resource, based on Disney's Moana, young people will immerse themselves into the world of the film in order to explore the themes of identify and self-discovery, to ultimately create their own wayfinding map. Suitable for ...

Primary and secondary resources

French Film Review Sheet and PowerPoint
Betsy Belle

French Film Review Sheet and PowerPoint

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A great sheet to use in the last week of term to give the pupils something focused to do when you pop on a French film. For those who aren't entirely engrossed they can answer the questions, add some doodles and decorate or colour the sheet. It gives a really educational focus to the film lesson (re...
Holes Novel Study
RaisingRigor

Holes Novel Study

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This is a complete novel study using the book Holes. The entire unit focuses on the Common Core Standards and shift to getting students to use evidence from the text to answer and defend their responses. The structure of my class was a vocabulary mini-lesson, mini-lesson connected to a skill, whole ...
Film Review Writing
MissCResources

Film Review Writing

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A 10 slide PowerPoint exploring the ingredients of a solid and engaging film review. Includes an activity for students to analyse a model film review on Bond movie 'SkyFall' and a template/plan to begin creating their own! Suitable for primary and secondary age students of both English and Me...