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Gurinder Chadha

Director of Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging

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"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."

Mark Kermode

Film Critic & Broadcaster

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"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."

Lord Attenborough

Film Maker

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"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."

Mark Herman

Director of The Boy In Striped Pyjamas

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"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."