After a hiatus in 2020/21 due to Covid-19 restrictions, the highly regarded Into Film Awards are back and will be hosted by actor, broadcaster and acclaimed children’s author, David Walliams on June 28and at the Odeon-Luxe, Leicester Square, alongside a prestigious line-up of film industry stars on hand to present the awards.
The Into Film Awards are the best place to showcase young filmmaking talent, with categories designed to showcase the vast pool of young creatives in the UK, as well as celebrate budding film critics, inspirational teachers and Into Film Clubs.
David Walliams, support Into Film with a call to all budding young filmmakersnoted “This country has always had an incredible tradition of storytelling. Our writers, from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, are world famous. With that in mind, we encourage young people to submit their stories to this year’s Into Film Awards, because every great film starts with a great story.
Prizes are open for submission until March 31st2022
In film award categories
- Best Film – Ages 11 and Under
- Best Film 12-15
- Best Film 16-19
- Best Animation 11 and Under
- Best animation 12 years and over
- Changes for a better world
- In the film club of the year
- teacher of the year
- Summary of the year
- To monitor
- People’s choice
The education charity, Into Film, is supported by the BFI through National Lottery funding, National Lottery players, and the UK film industry through Cinema First. The National Lottery raises £36million every week for good causes across the UK.
About Into Film
In the cinema is the UK’s leading film in education charity. We help educators unleash the power of film to deliver transformative learning outcomes for children and youth ages 5-19 in the classroom, after-school settings and in cinemas. Designed in partnership with educators, our program includes the UK’s only school-specific film streaming service (Into Film+), educational resources and online training, career information, screenings of cinema and a network of extracurricular film clubs. The Into Film Foundation Program is free to UK public schools with funding from the National Lottery (via the BFI), Cinema First and Northern Ireland Screen.
We are a cultural charity, National Lottery distributor and the UK’s leading organization for film and the moving image. Our mission is:
- Support creativity and actively seek out the next generation of British storytellers
- Develop and maintain the BFI National Archive, the largest film and television archive in the world
- Delivering the widest range of UK and international moving picture cultures across our programs and festivals – streamed online and on location
- Using our knowledge to educate and deepen public appreciation and understanding
- Working with government and industry to ensure the continued growth of UK screen industries
Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter.
The Board of Governors of the BFI is chaired by Tim Richards.
About cinema first
cinema first is an inter-professional group representing film exhibition and distribution, responsible for promoting and protecting the cinematographic experience. Responsible for allocating funds generated from the Compare The Market: Meerkat Movies promotion, Cinema First has supported initiatives to improve children’s education and understanding of film and cinema, as well as raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property and copyright protection.
Representing the entire industry, Cinema First is now a major benefactor of Into Film through cash and in-kind commitments.