10 October 2011

Every year around one and a half thousand primary and secondary school students descend on FACT for a week of FREE screenings as part of National Schools Film Week.

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The programme is always eclectic and exciting and this year its no different! We've got animations, features from France, Germany and Australia, drama's comedy's and documentaries so there really is something for everyone!

Highlights of the week:
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Ponyo
13 October 10am
Suitable for: KS1, KS2, Literacy, PSHE & Citizenship
From Studio Ghibli, an animated adventure centered on a five-year old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.

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Animal Kingdom
(15) Followed by a Salon discussion [20 mins]
18 October 10am
Suitable for: KS4, AS/A2, Citizenship, PSHEE, Media studies, Film studies
Tells the story of seventeen year-old Josh as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. 

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Exit Through The Giftshop (15)
20 October 10am
Suitable for: KS4 and AS/A2 art and Design, Film Studies, Media Studies
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

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If you are a teacher and interested in bringing your class it couldn't be simpler. Just head to www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org to see the full programme and to book your places. You can also book by calling 020 7292 7300.

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If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact FACT's Schools and Learning Coordinator Anna kronenburg anna.kronenburg@fact.co.uk / 0151 707 4417