FREE TWILIGHT CPD (during March): Using film to bring texts to life for primary and secondary

Into Film Logo Red small.jpg copy5,4,3,2,1….5 shots, 4 cast/crew, 3 objects, 2 minutes long, 1 area of story focus. These sessions are entertaining and extremely adaptable to ALL curricular areas, levels and needs. Enable your learners to make a film using tablets, flip cameras or smart phones, following a brief and developing their literacy and communication skills.

• Technical skills • Teamwork • Communication • Critical thinking • Creativity • Literacy
The free sessions are run by Into Film and supported by the British Film Institute and the National Lottery.
Sign up to take part in a session near you by emailing
For level 3 up to Senior Level:
Dunoon Grammar 9th March 4pm – 5.30pm
Hermitage Academy 17th March 3.45pm – 5.15pm
Oban High Date TBC 4pm – 5.30pm
Campbeltown Grammar 30th March 3.50pm-5.20pm

For Early level through to end of level 2
Dunoon 10th March
Helensburgh 18th March
Oban 25th March
Campbeltown 31st March
All primary sessions run from 4pm – 5.30pm, Venues TBC

If you are outwith these areas please get in touch and we can look into scheduling a local event for you. email

Into Film Filmmaking CPD
Film is a powerful tool to engage young people, capture their imaginations and bring the written word to life. Our programme places film at the heart of education to engage and challenge students and bring texts to life. Our training demonstrates the benefits of using film as text to develop learners’ critical thinking, analytical and contextualisation skills. These skills are equally applicable to and transferable between film and literary texts.
As film is both visual and auditory, learners develop skills of description, deduction, inference and the ability to decode contexts and translate images and sound into words.
Filmmaking enables learners to develop a wide range of exciting, creative curricular and employable skills. Our Filmmaking Programme emphasises film as a teaching tool to encourage deep and active learning, and facilitates young people in taking control of their own learning processes. Filmmaking can improve not only imaginative and technical skills, but also curricular attainment through development of cross-curricular literacy, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Through filmmaking, learners also improve organisational and entrepreneurial skills and learn to work as part of a team. Our training will provide educators with a range of strategies and activities for children and young people aged 5-19 which enable learners to develop literacy, filmmaking, employability skills and raise attainment in reading and writing.

1 thought on “FREE TWILIGHT CPD (during March): Using film to bring texts to life for primary and secondary

  1. This soounds like a very interesting course, any chance of it running on Islay? Thanks, Maggie

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