Young people in Sheffield will be granted a free cinema pass - when the world’s biggest youth film festival comes to the city later this year.
The annual Into Film Festival uses the power of film to bring learning to life, enabling 400,000 young people in the UK to watch, discuss, review and make a variety of films.
The cornerstone of the festival, open to those aged 5-19, is the educational power of film, with a programme of new and classic films, documentaries, workshops and Q&A sessions with industry professionals.
Actor Eddie Redmayne, an Ambassador for Into Film, said: “I’ve seen firsthand the impact that all aspects of film can have on young people - the power to inspire, connect and expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
“Often with film we love watching it because it’s immersive and it’s entertaining, but if you look a bit harder and you ask the questions after, it can be so inspiring. The festival encourages young people to learn and develop an interest in cinema, creating the informed film audiences of tomorrow.”
This year the programme features the headline themes ‘Identity,’ ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Achievement.’ Within these, a raft of classic and popular titles – encompassing foreign language, adaptations of novels and plays, documentaries and blockbusters - will be on offer to broaden young people’s horizons and spark discussion.
The annual celebration is made possible by support from Cinema First, UK cinema industry partners and the National Schools Partnership.
Into Film will be in Sheffield from November 4 - 20. Visit www.intofilm.org/festival for details.