The world's largest youth drama festival

Shakespeare Schools Film Festival

This thrilling new project takes Coram SSF's 20 years' experience working with schools on Shakespeare performances, and adds the expertise of Into Film, building a project to harness the power of Shakespeare and film to build confidence, creativity and collaboration. 

Our Shakespeare Film Festival supports students to: 

  • Engage confidently with Shakespeare’s text 
  • Learn the technical skills and processes for film creation 
  • Develop Character 
  • Debate and Discuss 
  • Become Active, Engaged Citizens 
  • Build Confidence and Resilience 
  • Build transferable skills for the future 
  • Drive ambition 

Our Shakespeare Film Festival supports teachers to: 

  • Be Inclusive 
  • enable equality and opportunity for all 
  • Be ambitious for disadvantaged learners 
  • Explore citizenship 
  • Examples of commitment beyond the basics (develop the 'whole student') 
  • Improve learner motivation and positive attitudes

Participation in Shakespeare Film Festival costs:

State schools: £520+VAT

Independent schools: £648+VAT

About Into Film 

Into Film is an education charity that puts film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development.  

Over half of UK schools engage with our programme of Into Film Clubs, special cinema screenings, and resources and training to support classroom teaching.  Alongside rich online content for young audiences, this provides 5-19 year olds with inspiring opportunities to learn about and with film, and develop a passion for cinema. 

Into Film’s work is supported principally by the BFI through the National Lottery, and by the film industry through Cinema First. 

96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
96%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
98%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
98%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
86%
of teachers say their students improve academically

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
300,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

Our flagship project is the Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

Coram SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

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