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Since 1985, Film Education has enriched the education of teachers and learners across the UK by providing schools with unique and innovative curriculum-relevant film-based learning experiences. Our charity provides award-winning, authentic and relevant resources, training and events at no or nominal cost to teachers and has contributed to raising standards and inspiring teachers and learners across a range of subject areas. We also run cutting-edge teacher training events and each year take nearly half a million school children to the cinema free of charge in screening programmes that include the world’s biggest screening programme for young people, National Schools Film Week.

Our charity helps to motivate and engage young people, particularly the hard-to-reach, raising standards of achievement and supports the continuing professional development of teachers across the curriculum. As a leading member of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport's 21st Century Literacy Strategy, Film Education is uniquely placed to work with its partners to deliver innovative, engaging and challenging content that is also relevant and up to date with the advantage of being able to draw upon a huge respected archive of resources and assets.


Photo of Director of Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging

Gurinder Chadha

Director of Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging

"One of the reasons I like to support National Schools Film Week and Film Education is because I very much want Britain to have a film culture and it's got to start with schools. In terms of developing that sense of wonder and that very emotional relationship with the big screen I think it's very important to encourage more filmmakers to take part."