Students at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Film Club are set to walk the red carpet having been nominated for a national award at the 2018 Into Film Awards.
Their Into Film club has been nominated for its exceptional engagement with film.
Staff and students are invited to attend a star-studded ceremony to be hosted by TV and radio presenter Gemma Cairney at BFI Southbank on Tuesday, March 13. The Awards are hosted by film education charity, Into Film, who engage with over half of UK schools and count Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Sheen and Naomie Harris among its ambassadors.
The awards pay tribute to outstanding five-19-year-olds who have shown exceptional achievement in filmmaking, film reviewing or within their film clubs, and to educators who have demonstrated inspirational use of film in the classroom at the annual awards.
Into Film clubs are free for state-funded schools and non-school settings, such as youth clubs and libraries. They are also offered to Independent schools for a fee. Each club has access to a catalogue of over 3000 films, numerous resources, a range of activities and exclusive events, as well as training and development support from Into Film.
Film Club leader at Coleg Sir Gâr, Richard Lewis, said: “I’m immensely proud of the way our students have been involved with Film Club. Our students range from 16 to 19 and watch, discuss and review films on a weekly basis.
“They also make and show their own films, and have been fortunate to visit film studios in South Wales, attend industry events and meeting world-class talent from across the UK.
“The students themselves run their Film Club, and have created an inclusive, supportive learning environment where students with a range of abilities and backgrounds meet to enjoy film.
“By providing our students with these incredible opportunities, Into Film puts film at the heart of learning - inspiring and informing the next generation of creative talent.”