News Archive October 2014

Into Film Festival

Book Now for the Into Film Festival!

Taking place 4−21 November 2014, the Festival is a fun and exciting way to inspire young people and bring learning to life using film. Make a booking or find out what’s happening free for schools and 5-19 year olds in your area now.

What schools and young people can enjoy for free

• Free school trip to the cinema – With over 520 venues to choose from across the UK.

• A wide choice of films – 150 films spanning a range of themes and genres.

• Educational resources – Rich materials to support learning and the curriculum.

• Industry experts – Special speaker Q&As and masterclasses.

• Filmmaking workshops – Learn tips from the best in the business.

• Exclusive events – Film previews, premieres and more.

Bring media and moving image learning to life Take your class on a free trip to the cinema to watch brilliant films such as Gravity 3D (PG), Muppets Most Wanted (U), Maleficent (PG), The Boxtrolls (PG), Coraline (PG), Tracks (12A), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (12A), Pride (15), The Armstrong Lie (15) and help bring curriculum learning alive.

With industry speakers from the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC), Magic Light Pictures and Cinema For All as well as Visual Effects experts, directors, actors, producers and other exclusive access to industry, there is a diverse programme to enhance Media learning. There are more themes and over 150 films to choose from including exclusive previews.

To find out more visit our website.

What’s more, our film programme is supported by a rich mix of resources and guides designed to engage students before and after their visit. These can be downloaded for free by visiting our website.

Make a booking

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis so if you’d like to join us at one of the thousands of free film screenings offered all over the UK, be quick to make sure you don’t miss out. It’s easy to make a booking, simply visit or contact us on 020 3194 4311 or via so we can help.




Good News – Harry Freeland, Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies

Good News is our regular series of testimonials from former Media and Film students, telling us how the skills and knowledge they acquired through their studies have helped them in further education and their careers in and out of the creative industries. Today’s testimonial comes from Harry Freeland, who followed his Media Studies GCSE with an A Level at CCSS (Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies) in 2000.

“This opportunity opened my eyes to the world of digital media and filmmaking and has played a vital part in my development in becoming a Documentary director, producer and cameraman today,” Harry tells us. “I now produce feature documentaries for worldwide TV and cinema release.”

Harry’s directorial debut. In the Shadow of the Sun (BBC Storyville, PBS) has been broadcast on television in sixteen countries and at cinemas in over fifty, winning several international awards. Most prominently, the film was awarded best Documentary at the 2013 One World Media Awards, for raising global awareness of the persecution of people with albinism living in Tanzania.

Standing Voice, the charity Harry set up as part of the global campaign around the film, has raised an incredible $1.2million. The film recently toured Tanzania as part of a government sponsored campaign against he persecution of people with albinism.

Harry has translated his experiences of studying the media not just into a visual artefact, but also a vital humanitarian service.”Without my Media Studies A level I simply would not have followed this career path. It has given me the confidence and hunger for the work I do today.” Harry is currently working on two new film projects.

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