East Belfast takes part in world’s largest free film festival

East Belfast takes part in world’s largest free film festival

East Belfast takes part in world’s largest free film festival

Belfast is one of the cities taking part in this year’s Into Film Festival which will see thousands of young people enjoy the magic of cinema from November 6-22.

All areas of the city are covered during the festival including the Strand Cinema in East Belfast which is showing Luis and the Aliens; Nae Pasaran and The Biggest Little Farm. And there are three screenings at the Dundonald Omniplex including Wonder Park; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The Angry Birds Movie 2.

Sean Kelly of Into Film said: “Last year we had more than 12,000 young people participating in the festival and this year we expect it to be even bigger!”

The festival will launch this year with the new climate change documentary 2040 in Queen’s Film Theatre in South Belfast and Newcastle Community Cinema.

The first film aimed at young audiences to offer a hopeful response to youth ‘eco-anxiety’ will play simultaneously at cinemas across the UK and will include support from celebrity guests and a network of Greenpeace speakers. The screenings are being supported by Greenpeace and Unicef.

All screenings are specially chosen by education charity Into Film to allow teachers to address a host of themes and topics across the curriculum and pupils are encouraged to enter the annual Into Film Festival film review writing competition to promote literacy through film.

The Into Film Festival, hosted by film education charity, Into Film is supported by Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery funding and backed by the UK film industry. It is notably one of the biggest, free cultural events of the year and is curated for UK pupils aged 5-19 offering over 3,000 film screenings and speaker events covering a vast range of curriculum-linked topics.

The Into Film Festival 2019 will take place from 6-22 November.  All events and screenings are free. For programme information, to sign up for priority bookings, book tickets and download resources visit: www.intofilm.org/iff19bookings



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