Screenings encourage young to get Into Film
Perth and Aberfeldy are benefiting from this year’s Into Film Festival, set to inspire the next generation.
A range of unique screenings and events has been arranged for five to19 year-olds from now until November 24. It’s the world’s biggest youth film festival with all screenings and events put on for free.
Each film screened in the festival is accompanied by tailored education resources which align with the national syllabus, can be freely downloaded from the Into Film website and be discussed back in the classroom.
This year the Perthshire Playhouse and the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy alongside Perthshire schools are again taking part in the festivities.
The Birks in Aberfeldy is screening ‘Hidden Figures’, about the behindthe-scenes personalities involved in the Apollo space missions on November 15 and ‘Aladdin’ is on November 22 at 2.30pm.
In Perth, the Playhouse screened Tron yesterday and today, November 14 there is a must-see screening and talk about climate change.
Hidden Figures tells the story of the female mathematicians and engineers behind the Apollo space mission
‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power with Climate Reality Leaders’ will run alongside a talk from a representative of the organisation that Al Gore set up in 2006 following the ground-breaking initial film.
Hot on the heels of this is ‘Ballerina’, shown on Wednesday, November 15.
The Into Film Festival has been embraced by Perth Playhouse, where general manager Cathy Moran said: “It gives kids a chance to experience something special they might not otherwise encounter.
“The effect of seeing movies on the big screen can’t be underestimated.”
A broad range of creative topics have been explored through the Young Indies project.
At the Birks over the course of yesterday and today, 24 films made by young people get an exclusive bigscreen debut. The youngsters got to ask real film-makers, sent by the BFI, questions about getting started.
The competition to decide which is best is run on Sunday, November 19, when a jury looks at the entries from future film-makers who took part in the Young Indies workshops held in Aberfeldy during September.