POST-PRIMARY SCHOOL EVENTS
The QFT Learning programme offers year-round educational screenings designed to support the national curriculum and aims to enable young audiences to engage more deeply and creatively with the best in new and classic world cinema.
SCHOOLS FILM PROGRAMME LAUNCH - MARK THE DATE - 16 sEPT 2014.
The new 2014-15 QFT Learning schools programme and Cinemagic International Film Festival programme for schools, as well as film education support information for teachers will be launched to teachers on Tuesday 16 Sept at 4pm-5.30pm at QFT, 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1JN.
RSVP and further details contact Marion Campbell, QFT Education Officer, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 90971396.
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
This presentation 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, before, during and after World War 2.
To reserve places please contact the Education Officer directly, email@example.com
private peaceful (12A) + recorded q & A with michael morpurgo
Supports KS3 English, screening on Tues 17 & Tues 24 June at 10.30am-12.50pm. (24 June screening now sold out).
Private Peaceful is the new adaptation from the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo, who also produced this film. Starring a trio of young British actors in break through roles, the story is told through Tommo Peaceful's point of view, played by George Mackay, who looks up to his older brother Charlie (Jack O'Connell). The both enlist as soldiers in WW1 and witness the heartless and brutal nature of war. The screening will have a short introduction and is followed by a Q & A with writer and producer Michael Morpurgo.
There is a teaching resource on the film, produced by the Literacy Trust.
Limited spaces available, please contact Marion Campbell, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07814 944020, to book school group places. Pupils £3.00, up 2 accompanying teachers free admission.
PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE TO BOOK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR -
As Belfast is celebrating 400 years since it was granted its charter in 1613, QFT Learning has organised a presentation that 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.
BESPOKE FILM EVENTS AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS
SHAKESPEARE ON FILM - SCREENINGS AND WORKSHOPS
English Literature: Coriolanus (15)
This new film adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus supports English Literature at GCSE level and it is suitable for school pupils (15yrs and over)
A supporting teaching resource on the film is available here:
Ralph Fiennes crafts an indelible portrait of the banished Roman general who allies himself with his sworn enemy to take revenge on the city that rejected him. Coriolanus is a drama for the ages, a commentary on the seductions of war and an auspicious directorial debut from one of the world's great classical actors.
QFT can offer workshops to support English Literature GCSE and AS/A2:
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 http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/malito:email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 028 90971396.
FILMS THAT SUPPORT THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
(AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ON REQUEST)
Below is a sample selection of films with accompanying teaching resources:-
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. For further details look at http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/www.filmeducation.org/theboyinthestripedpyjamas/
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.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (15), 2005
French-Canadian film drama about youth that supports AS/A2 level French. Main themes covered in the film are youth culture, adolescence, family, relationships and difference. Accompanying study guide available.
Le Grand Voyage (PG), 2004
Summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca , Reda complies reluctantly - as he is preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more importantly, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure of his father: upon arrival in Mecca , both Reda and his father are not the characters they were at the start of the movie. Teaching resources available for French teachers.
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.
History & french
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.