Useful Links

If you are a teacher or an educator and are interested in using film in the classroom or to enhance curricular learning then the following links may be of interest:

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Into Film gives every child and young person aged 5 to 19 in the UK the chance to experience film creatively.

It supports teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film. Their programme includes a network of extra-curricular Into Film Clubs, resources for use in film clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, a cinema-based film festival and annual Into Film Awards. It has been designed to meet the needs of all four nations in the UK.

British Film Institute logo

The BFI is the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image.

It is a cultural charity that:

  • curates and presents the greatest international public programme of world cinema for audiences – in cinemas, at festivals and online
  • cares for the BFI National Archive, the most significant film and television archive in the world
  • actively seeks out and supports the next generation of filmmakers
  • works with government and industry to make the UK the most creatively exciting and prosperous place to make film internationally

The Film Space logo

THE FILM SPACE seeks to encourage and build an understanding and appreciation of the moving image, in all its forms, amongst children and young people in full-time education.

THE FILM SPACE is a not-for-profit organisation that recognises the key role teachers and educators play in introducing children and young people to a wide variety of moving images both as an art form in itself and also as a way of exploring other curriculum areas.

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ArtForms is the music and arts service, working with children, young people, families and schools. There are two strands to ArtForms – ArtForms Music and ArtForms Arts Development. Through these strands we offer an extensive range of arts and cultural programmes, both in and out of school, either directly delivered by ourselves or brokered through our partnerships.

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IVE is a progressive training company that places human creativity at the heart of business productivity and innovation.

The IVE Studio programmes are designed to develop the creative leadership potential of the emerging talent we find in young people – ensuring a future-ready workforce for tomorrow.

Useful Materials & Resources

Leeds Young Film creates its own resources that can be used in school or at home as well as providing links to other resources that you can access or download. These will be listed below as they become available for download.

British Film Institute logo

The BFI NETWORK team brings you BFI NETWORK Live, a series of recordings from their live webinar events for emerging filmmakers. Featuring interviews and in-conversation discussions with some of the most interesting industry figures and filmmakers ranging from those making innovative, genre-defying shorts to seasoned feature filmmakers and HODs.

BFI NETWORK YouTube Playlist


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HUE provide colourful, affordable technology to inspire creative learning and teaching.

A selection of free, downloadable activity guides which aim to help teachers set up and manage classroom projects and exercises across a wide range of grade levels and curriculum subjects such as earth sciences, math, art and geography.

The Hypothetical Blockbuster Budget title card

In using the budgets of actual +200MM blockbuster movies as references, this video excludes non-human costs and reflects an approximation of the take-home pay of all humans involved, based on average union rates.

Disclaimer: Please note that not every budget breakdown is the same, and some roles are subject to wider fluctuations than others. This is here to serve as approximations based on a hypothetical film which has never been made.


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Each week Stephen looks at a different film industry topic, focusing on the data and statistics to reveal what’s really going on. There are dozens of reports that provide an insight into the film industry and are a useful asset to filmmakers, or anyone with an interest in the movie industry. Here are links to some of the most interesting articles:

Which film jobs are increasing and which are decreasing?

How much does the average movie cost to make?

How many people work on a movie?