BFI Film Archive
- The British Film Institute's National Archive is a great source of found footage. The BFI looks after one of the largest and most important collections of film and television in the world. Its teams of experts ensure that the collection is preserved and developed for future generations and made widely accessible to today’s audiences.
Support for teachers in introducing pupils to specialist, independent and archive film by sharing knowledge, techniques and critical approaches. They do this through running courses and conferences and producing a range of teaching resources.
Another great source of found footage, this is the UK's leading news and entertainment film archive.
- Creative Scotland, along with Education Scotland, has developed this website resource, Screening Shorts. It is the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. One of this organisations's main jobs is to help Scotland’s creativity shine at home and abroad.
- Along with Creative Scotland, Education Scotland is a partner in the development of this website resource, Screening Shorts. Education Scotland is the national body responsible for supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education.
- Film Education is a National Education Network provider. A charity funded by the UK film industry, it promotes the use of film within the UK national curriculum. Film Education provides award-winning teaching resources, teacher training and cinema based events which support the use of film within the curriculum.
Glasgow Film Theatre
Scotland's original independent cinema and the home of film in Glasgow offer Learning and Engagement activities including screenings, debates, courses, workshops, interpretation, Q&As, seminars, CLPL for teachers and evening courses.
The UK's most popular film education provider. Create film clubs, download resources, attend events, enter competitions or merely browse their film library of over 3000 up-to-date titles!
Learn About Film
This website is full of practical filmmaking advice and resources, from a basic approach to making films to recommended equipment, to potential training opportunities. A great place to start for new filmmakers.
Moving Image Education
Film and moving image resources designed for teachers so they can help young people to analyse, explore and understand the meaning of what they’re watching and hearing and enable them to create films themselves. Funded by Screen Scotland and Education Scotland,
National Film Board of Canada
Over 3000 films (documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive work) that can be streamed for free or downloaded for a small fee. Films are on issues of global importance — the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more. There are also educational works available on a subscription basis.
Octane Seating: Ultimate List of Movie Podcasts
Here you'll find a list of the top podcasts that revolve around the world of film, TV, and cinema in general, broken down into handy and topical lists. Finding your next podcast to enjoy should be simple after reading this guide!
An online resource for MFL teachers and education practitioners to find research, information and examples of how short film can be used in the languages classroom.
Short of the Week
Find hundreds of short films from across the globe in a variety of languages, curated by a team from the world’s top film festivals.
Shout Out! UK
The multi-award winning home of political and media literacy. They fuse education and tech with film and animation to create world-class programmes on political and media literacy. They offer political and media literacy education via workshops, digital sessions, CPD training and their unique Eportal.
Take One Action!
Find hundreds of films on a wide range of key social and environmental justice issues, from women’s empowerment to climate change, via access to education or food sustainability.
The Director's Bureau
Founded by Roman Coppola, this website contains little films by big directors like Wes Anderson. A brilliant resource if you're looking for quirky and artistic short films.
The Film Space
An impressive selection of free film education resources for Primary and Secondar, with topics including Teacher Trailers, Shakespeare on Film, and Film of the Book, targeting subjects including Modern Languages, History, Media and Citizenship.
The Kid Should See This
A Webby Award-winning collection of 5,000+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. It’s free and available for everyone. Topics include nature, science, food, music, art, animals, tech...
The Sociological Cinema
A website containing film clips on a wide variety of social issues such as Abortion, Gender, Media, Music, Sports, Class, LGBTQI+, Environment, Food, Politics... You can select clips by topic or by length. There are also "modules" where you can read up on topics like Black Lives Matter and Racism in the Criminal Justice System. This could be a great starting pointfor Social Subjects teachers or English teachers looking for functional folio essay inspiration.
An award-winning online resource with thousands of three-minute films and learning materials for Science, Maths and Geography.