The University of Warwick Arts Centre is to host a series of film screenings and talks as part of National Schools Film Week this autumn.
National Schools Film Week, which will take place from 9 to 17 October, aims to promote the study of cinema amongst primary and secondary school children, and raise the profile of film education.
Now in its eighth year, the week will be celebrated and promoted by venues across the UK, having been launched in September by University of Warwick graduate Estelle Morris MP, Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
The highlight of the week at Warwick Arts Centre is the “Censorship Day with the British Board of Film Classification” (BBFC). Liz Stones, an examiner with the BBFC, will discuss with students the way that decisions are made when giving film certificates. This session will also include a screening of teen movie Igby Goes Down, starring Kieran Culkin as rebellious seventeen-year-old Igby Slocumb.
Other sessions include “Gender on Screen,” looking at the representation of gender roles in Bend it like Beckham, and “From the Page to the Screen,” which will discuss Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
John Gore, Film Programmer at Warwick Arts Centre commented, “We’re expecting around 600 people to attend our events over the course of the week, mostly from local schools in Coventry and Warwickshire.”
“National Schools Film Week is part of a year-round education programme at the Warwick Arts Centre, with events such as the Annual Shakespeare on Screen talk also taking place in October.”
All screenings and events for National Schools Film Week are free but tickets must be booked in advance with the Box Office on 024 7652 4524.