POST-PRIMARY SCHOOL EVENTS
QFT's Learning programme offers year-round educational screenings designed to support the national curriculum that aims to enable young audiences to engage more deeply and creatively with the best in new and classic world cinema. Film screenings and workshops can be tailored to school needs upon request.
Schools Programme 2015-16
Using film in the classroom has enormous benefits. QFT Learning's and Cinemagic Film and Television Film Festival programme for primary and post primary schools was launched at QFT on 8th Sept. There was an open information session when teachers met film education practitioners from Into Film, Nerve Belfast, Northern Ireland Screen Education, CCEA - Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment. They also took part in hands-on practical taster training sessions using iPads.
For more information on QFT's Learning programme for primary schools please contact the Education Officer tel: 90971396 or email@example.com
Online advance booking will be available for school groups for daytime school events. To request the promotional code for booking online email firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you a code for teachers to use for online booking. Discount group rates are also available to school groups on selected public performances on request. QFT can also arrange private screenings for schools with large groups to support specific curricular needs.
Teacher feedback from a recent event this term:
'I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday.The class really enjoyed it, and the pupils listened carefully and followed everything, The actors were a really big hit with them, and they are doing futher work on WW1. Thanks again for organising the event and bringing the topic alive.' E Hanna, Beechlawn School.
'Thank you for an extremely enjoyable morning at QFT. I was most impressed by the facilities, the courtesy of the staff before and after the performance and I thoroughly enjoyed Treasure Island as a dramatic performance.' J.Matthews. Sullivan Upper School.
NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2015-2016
SUPPORTS GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE, m.i.a. & fILM sTUDIES.
SCREENED ON 6 OCT, REPEAT SCREENING THURS 19 NOV - 11.30AM - 1.30PM
A recording of a 20 mins pre-screening talk by Dr Mark Burnett, Renaissance Studies, English Department, Queen's University Belfast is available to schools before the event on request.
This new feature film adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies stars Michael Fassbender as Macbeth.
"...a pair of cosmically powerful performances from Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, Kurzel's film, which has had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, retains the play's Scottish Middle Ages setting and some of Shakespeare's words." - The Telegraph.
Accompanying Into Film resource available here.
Running time: 113 mins. Introduction, 5 mins. Cost: £3.50 per pupil, with two accompanying teachers per school free of charge.
Online resource to accompany the film available here
NT LIVE SHOWS
SUPPORTS gcse eNGLISH lITERATURE & DRAMA STUDIES
TUES 24 NOV, 10AM-1PM.
This much requested show will be both popular and useful for GCSE pupils.
A landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live.
Cost: £4.00 per pupil, two free accompanying teachers per school. Running time (still to be confirmed): 180 mins approx.
gce eNGLISH lITERATURE
Additional NT Live school encores can be arranged on request for large groups for AS YOU LIKE IT (12A) & JAYNE EYRE (12A). Both are showing in QFT's main programme this autumn/winter. Please email: email@example.com for more details.
SUPPORTS KS3 & KS4 LITERACY, HISTORY, MOVING IMAGE ARTS, MEDIA STUDIES.
TUES 8 DEC, 10.15AM-1PM.
QFT will screen a new BFI short film package Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Film.
The shorts package offers a fascinating insight into the key tactic of the suffragettes' campaign which was to ‘make more noise'. That meant standing up at public meetings, in music halls and theatres, scrawling ‘votes for women' over census papers, demonstrating on the streets and disrupting elections. It also applied to film - cinema was born just as the campaign was gathering momentum - and over the following years the suffragettes made it their business to get in front of the cameras!
This compilation of 21 short films - with a specially commissioned accompaniment by Lillian Henley - combines contemporary newsreels with anarchic early comedies that reveal as much about young women's aspirations as does the reportage. Some offer grotesque parodies of female militants (often played by men in drag), but others feature unruly girl children, like the Tilly girls, who wreak havoc and still have the last laugh.
Followed by workshop with Emma Thorpe, Northern Ireland Screen Education, on the representation of women using footage from the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive to examine how Suffrage changed attitudes towards women.
Approximate timings for the day:
10:15 Introduction (10 mins)
10:20 Screening of Make More Noise shorts programme (80 mins)
11:50 Break (10 mins)
12:00 Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive Workshop
Suffrage teaching resource available from Into Film here.
SUPPORTS GCSE & GCE MOVING IMAGE ARTS
ANNIE HALL (15)
TUES 15 DEC, 10.30AM - 12.30PM.
This award winning film tells the story of a modern love affair, with all its attendant heartaches and misunderstandings.
Alvy Singer (Woody Allen who also directed) is a successful comedian trying to sort out the tangled webs of his personal life. He meets the young and talented Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) and so begins a relationship that is both poignant and, at times, hilarious. The screening will be preceeded by a film language talk on the themes and techniques used in the film. Aaron will focus on the overlap between narrative strategies, cinematography and post modernist film style.
Running time 93 mins. Ilustrated pre film talk with film clips by Dr Aaron Hunter, 20 mins. Cost: £3.50 per pupil, two free accompanying teachers per school.
INTO FILM FESTIVAL - FREE EVENT
SUPPORTS KS3-A LEVEL PSHE EDUCATION, CITIZENSHIP, POLITICS, MEDIA STUDIES & R.E.
HE NAMED ME MALALA (PG)
SHOWN ON WED 4 NOV, 10:00AM-1PM
This inspiring and powerful new documentary film, He Named Me Malala is a pupil premiere which follows Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai's courageous journey to achieve equal rights to an education for all. Followed by live satellite Q & A (TBC). Book directly with Into Film as below.
Into Film resource available here www.intofilm.org/festival
SUPPORTS AS & A2 MODERN LANGUAGES, M.I.A. & FILM STUDIES
FOCUS ON MEXICO - PUPIL SNEAK PREVIEWGÜEROS (RECOMMENDED CERT 15)
LAST SHOWN ON 5 NOV (NOTE RE-SCHEDULED DATE), 10:30AM-12:30PM
This award-winning debut Spanish language feature being released later this year is a poetic and gently comic piece of cinema that pays homage to the French New Wave, in a uniquely Mexican setting.
When misbehaving teenager Tomás is sent to live with his brother in Mexico City, he finds Federico in a state of lethargy with the university locked down by student protests. As the narrative loosely weaves around their mission to find an ageing former rock star, the beautiful black and white cinematography, the enchanting soundtrack and the often erratic conversations all create a perfect celebration of the medium of cinema itself. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Comedy. Running time: 1 hr 46 mins. Introduction by Dr Sarah Bowskill, Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Queen's University Belfast: 15 mins. Cost: £3.50 per pupil, two free accompanying teachers per school.
MODERN LANGUAGE A LEVEL FILM DAYS
QFT hosts a Film Days which are organised by Northern Ireland Centre for Information on Language Teaching at Queen's University (NICILT).
For more information on the next event please go directly to their website:
QFT LEARNING ONLINE BOOKING INFORMATIONTeachers should book in advance for daytime school events. This can now be done online using the QFT webiste for QFT Learning events by clicking onto the film title. This will take you to a booking page where you can use the promotional code Learning to receive 2 teacher comps per school booking. There will be a limit of 65 seats per school if demand is high for events.
Further information on film events.
- - Films introduced and given an introductory context by experienced film professionals/ university lecturers
- - Talks and workshops tailored to focus on curriculum topics, including accompanying teaching resources.
film events AVAILABLE TO BOOK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Below are examples of daytime film screening events that support the national curriculum which can be arranged by QFT Learning on request by schools with large school groups.
NORTHERN IRELAND SCREEN DIGITAL FILM ARCHIVE - FREE PRESENTATIONS
northern ireland and world war 1 OR WORLD WAR 2
AVAILABLE BY ARRANGEMENT, 10.3AM-12.30PM
Supports KS3-KS5 History
These presentations will give an overview of how to use this archive, and what footage the archive contains. It will focus in particular on fascinating footage shot in Northern Ireland throughout the decades, including World War 1 & World War 2. To reserve places please contact the Education Officer directly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year Belfast celebrated 400 years since it was granted its charter in 1613. This presentation using film clips depicts visions of 100 years of the city on film. This 2 hr presentation using film clips and short films will also give participants the opportunity learn how to to use the archive, and show highlights from the 500 hrs footage held on it. Film footage will include the first know film made in N Ireland by the founders of the Cinematgraph, the Lumiere Brothers, as well as a documentary about the Belfast Blitz and clips featuring Richard Hayward and documentaries by the highly acclaimed Belfast filmmaker David Hammond.
Supports KS2- KS5, History, Film and Media topics.
VISIONS OF IRELAND
This illustrated presentation will use archive footage of World War I (With the North and South at the Front Part 1); Union to Partition (The Ulster Covenant); The Irish War of Independence (Aftermath
of the Easter Rising); The Anglo Irish War and Civil War (clips featuring De Valera and Michael Collins).
Contact the Education Officer, Marion Campbell for more information and to reserve group places, by mail: email@example.com or tel: 028907 1396.
QFT Learning can also arrange bespoke events for schools which support a range of subjects such as Media Studies, Moving Image Arts, Film Studies, English Literacy, History, Citizenship and PSHE. The events help to develop pupils' Literacy and Cine-literacy skills.
The following film events are part of a rolling programme which includes a selection of educational screenings which support the national curriculum and can be arranged at dates and times to suit individual schools. QFT Learning also runs out-of-school and summer scheme activities for young people.
"A very enjoyable way to start the school year with 'A' level classes, thank you very much."
Post-Primary School Teacher
If you are interested in attending a school screening of any films listed here or in the main QFT Film Guide, please contact Marion Campbell, QFT Education Officer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 028 90971396.
Shakespeare post film adaptation workshops
QFT partner the Educational Shakespeare Company (ESC) offers drama and film workshops on a range of Shakespeare plays which can be tailored to pupils' needs, on a date that suits your school. Practical workshops for GCSE and A level set texts of Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale, King Lear and The Tempest.
The Educational Shakespeare Company works with a maximum of 30 students per group. They will need a large hall or classroom in your school where 30 students can move around freely and use their voices. The workshops are designed for students studying Shakespeare and last 2 hours maximum but this can be adapted to suit your needs.
Students do not need experience of acting or to know the text to benefit from the workshop; all they need is to be prepared to participate. They need a pen or pencil and ideally a copy of the text.
Workshops can be tailored to suit your needs and can cover the following:
- Narrative or the story of the play
- Character and subtext
- Updating and translating Shakespeare to understand his work today
- Rhythm and the construction of Shakespeare's language
- Exploring the major themes through rehearsal techniques
- Rehearsing key dramatic moments
Please advise us when booking which of the above you would like us to concentrate on in the workshop. Contact Marion Campbell, QFT Education Officer for further information: Email: email@example.com tel. 028 90971396.
AFRICA UNITED (12A)
A fast-paced road movie about a group of young African kids trying to get to the World Cup in South Africa. The amazing journey sees them meet strange and dangerous characters through many countries whilst their quest reveals the strength of their relationships.Supports KS3, KS4 Citizenship; Learning for Life and Work (Local and Global Citizenship& Personal Development); English Literacy.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (PG) & VINCENT (SHORT FILM)
Produced by Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas, tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from "Halloween Town" who opens a portal to "Christmas Town".
This screening will be preceded by Vincent, a short animation directed by Tim Burton. Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams. Supports GCSE /GCE MIA.
BRIGHT STAR (pg), 2009
Bright Star is the new Jane Campion film based on the life of poet John Keats. The new resource will support GCSE, GCE English Literature and above with a resource in four main areas, including romance and romantics in Literature and biography and biopic topics.
CREATION (PG), 2009
Creation is another new biopic based on the life Charles Darwin. The new teaching resource supports students aged 14-18 and relate to the KS4 Science curriculum and exam board specifications for Biology as well as providing stimulus material for students of General Studies, Religious Studies and Critical Thinking.
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS (12A), 2008
This popular book club title is available to screen to school groups by request, and will include a ten minute introduction to the film. Contact the Education Officer for details.
This 'book to film' screening supports the KS3 curriculum (English, Citizenship, CRED, & History) and is based on the book about the Holocaust, by much loved Irish writer John Boyne. There are accompanying online resources for this film with a range of carefully designed tasks enabling students to engage with different text types, as well as exploring the key messages of this fictional story. The film offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime.
Particularly suitable for English at KS3, the film's activities can be used in any subject to develop students' emotional and moving image literacy. Activities focus on still and moving images alongside script elements, publicity materials and extracts from an exclusive interview with the book's author. The tasks are designed to exercise skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening as students explore the film from a number of angles.
PAN'S LABYRINTH (15), 2006
Pan's Labyrinth unfolds through the eyes of Ofelia, a young girl who is uprooted to a rural military outpost in Fascist-ruled Spain commanded by her new stepfather, the Captain. Powerless and lonely in a place of unfathomable cruelty, Ofelia lives out her own dark fable as she confronts monsters both otherworldly and human. There will be a short introduction to the film and supporting teaching resources at the event. Supports key stage: GCE AS/A2, Spanish, Film Studies, Art & Design and Moving Image Art.
A streetcar named desire (15), 1951
Adaptation of Tennessee Williams play of the same name starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. Supporting teaching resource notes available.
Becoming jane (PG), 2007
A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen aged 22 years (played by Anne Hathaway) and her romance with a young Irishman Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), the film also stars Julie Walters as Mrs Austen. Supports GCSE and AS/A2 level English Literature. A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen aged 22 years (played by Anne Hathaway) and her romance with a young Irishman Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), the film also stars Julie Walters as Mrs Austen. Supports GCSE and AS/A2 level English Literature.
QFT shows many foreign language films in their original languages, both classics and new film releases, which support Modern Languages from years 10 to A2 level, as well as Media, Film Studies and Moving Image Arts.
"This was a very interesting film. The students enjoyed it ( L'Enfant) so much they said it was 'hyper cool!"
The French films listed below are suitable for years 9 and above and can be arranged on a date and time which suits individual schools:
Asterix: Mission Cleopatre (PG), 2002
Asterix and Obelix go to Egypt to help architect Numerobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra who wants to show the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. Perfect for years 10-13 pupils studying French.
Etre et Avoir (PG), 2002
How do we learn to live with others and their wishes? Director Nicolas Philibert poses this question in a village schoolhouse in Auvergne , where Georges Lopez teaches 13 children, ages ranging from about four to twelve.
Les Choristes (The Chorus) 12A, 2004
In 1949 Monsieur Clement, an assistant teacher, comes to a school for "difficult" boys. The school is run by a hard minded principal and the motto of the school is "Action - Reaction". Monsieur Clement tries to reach his boys and build trust and true order through music. Suitable for French and Media Studies pupils in years 10 and above. Excellent teaching resources available for this title.
QFT regularly screens both classic and new German cinema and has recently shown Goodbye Lenin, Jenseits der Stille, Das Versprechen and Lola Rennt, often in association with NICILT at QUB.
Das Leben der Anderen (Lives of Others) (15), 2007
An introduced screening of Das Leben der Anderen (Lives of Others) is available. This award-winning German film focuses on life in the former East Germany under the notorious Stasi regime. This film focuses on the horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany . Supports AS/A2 level German, History, Media and Film Studies.
french & history
DAYS OF GLORY (Indigenes) (12A), 2006
Set during WWII, when four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate their country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. Supports GCSE and AS/A2 level French, History, Film and Media Studies.