Free screenings for schools at the Broadway Cinema as part of the National Youth Film Festival 2013

Two screenings, free to schoolchildren classes and their teachers, are to be held at the Broadway Cinema Douglas on Tuesday October 22nd 2013 as part of the National Youth Film Festival (NYFF). They are:

THE GRUFFALO (Cert:U) Shown at 10:00 hrs, and;

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (Cert:U) Shown at 13:00 hrs

Both screenings are held as part of the National Youth Film Festival (NYFF) 2013 which takes place across Britain during October. Sponsored by the British Film Institute and Film Nation, a UK based charity, the National Youth Film Festival aims to:

• Encourage and develop young audiences for cinema

• Provide young people with new and exciting opportunities to watch, understand and make film

• Give young people a strong voice and involve them in the process

• Celebrate young people’s film making and engagement

• Have a long-term impact of increasing paid-for admissions

• Build respect for intellectual property (IP), explore IP issues and communicate IP messages

• Grow film skills amongst young people and adults

Mike Reaney, Isle of Man Film said:

“Film is an integral part of Manx culture, and a very important part of our economy so we need to engage our young people as early as possible. Isle of Man Film are proud to support film education initiatives for our schools.” Teachers should reserve seats as soon as possible at http://www.www.nationalyouthfilmfestival.org. The reservation system is open now and spaces are limited.