27 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H OAU
(educational website: http://www.filmeducation.org; tel: 0171 976 2291; fax: 0171 839 5052)
Film Education is a charity funded by the film industry in the UK. Its aim is to encourage the use of film and cinema in school and to respond to the growing importance of media in the National Curriculum and the National Literacy Strategy.
In addition to providing a range of free educational materials, Film Education organises In-Cinema meetings, free screening programmes for students, teacher training courses, workshops, seminars and events including National Schools Film Week, which this year runs from 4-8 October. There will be nearly 300 cinemas taking part, showing preview screenings of new and up-coming films free of charge to school children across the country. In September, every school in the UK will receive its free National Schools Film Week pack. All of Film Education’s teaching materials are written by teachers who specialise in the teaching of film within the curriculum from Primary to A ‘level’ and GNVQ. Video study packs with film and literacy themes are also available.