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."
Film Critic & Broadcaster
"Now, more than ever, it is crucial to foster and encourage a young cine-literate audience that can appreciate and enjoy challenging and innovative cinema from around the world."
"I have been an enthusiastic supporter of Film Education since it first came into being. It has always provided a vital link between one of the UK's most important creative industries and the young people who represent its future."
Director of The Boy In Striped Pyjamas
"Film has without doubt the ability to move and entertain people in equal measure. The Festival showcases a wide range of films from around the world, giving students a wonderful insight into other cultures via the innovative programme. The masterclasses provide a unique platform for debate a crucial factor in understanding cinema culture."