Octagon Films is a registered charity and as such has, as one of its objectives, the advancement of education in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the art of film. In this respect we are pleased to contribute to the Into Film Festival 2014
Into Film is a national education charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of
children and young people across the UK.
The Festival is a free and annual celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds and their teachers,
which takes place from 4–21 November 2014.
The thousands of free film screenings on offer have clear learning outcomes that tie in with the UK’s
respective curricula as well as help to build a lifelong passion for film.
What will children and young people enjoy for free?
UK-wide screenings – over 520 venues across the UK to choose from.
Educational resources – rich materials to support learning and the curriculum.
Filmmaking workshops – learn tips from the best in the business.
Exclusive events – film previews, premieres and more.
2014 will be the sixth year that Octagon has been involved with a schools film week. In these six years, Octagon has provided a week of free film showings to over 3000 children and their teachers from local primary schools.
All films start at 10.00 hrs with doors opening at 09.30 hrs in the morning or at either 12.30 or 13.00 hrs in the afternoon depending on the length of the morning film.
This year, Octagon is showing films from Tuesday 4th November to Tuesday 12th November inclusive. To book your school into a film showing at Octagon, go to www.intofilm.org/festival, enter the postcode: LE16 7HS and you will find a listing of films, dates and availability. Octagon Films operates from Harborough Theatre in The Square, Market Harborough.
Here are some comments made by the teachers of the attending schools in past years:
”Thanks for involving us again. The children and staff really enjoyed the experience”
”Like it being a local venue. Like the fact it was a more unusual film”
”We use the films as a basis for follow up discussion and literacy work”
”It was a good opportunity to see a film suitable to use follow-up work at school. We are doing some literacy work based on ‘Eleanor’s Secret”’
”A good experience of visiting Harborough Theatre. A first for many!”
”Excellent facilities, friendly staff. Brilliant!”
”It allowed us to give a cinema experience for pre-school children”
”The quality of the picture was very good as was the sound and screen size. All children could experience the film very comfortably”
If you have any further questions about the festival then please contact Peter Mitchell by telephoning (01858 466234) or by e-mail (email@example.com).