Pilot Projects

The Strategy is currently delivering nine pilot projects with partners across England and Wales. The pilots are designed to test out new partnership models and ways of delivering film education in a range of settings. Through the pilots we are test-driving ways of delivering film education in youth clubs, rural areas and to young people in care. We are exploring how to build capacity for using archive material in schools, mainstreaming film in an innovative school cluster model, and using world cinema to teach lesser taught languages like Urdu and Arabic.

We are developing benchmarks for teaching and learning about animation, devising a Filmmark accreditation scheme for schools, and building an infrastructure across Wales. Through the pilot projects we will gather evidence of the impact of film education on educators and young people and will create models which can be rolled out across the country. Scroll down this page for more details about each of our projects.

Screen Yorkshire is developing media and film education and media literacy in line with the strategies laid out in the Film Education Strategy Film: 21st Century Literacy.

Screen Yorkshire is delivering a Film Education Pilot to build capacity and support the ongoing use of regional archive footage. The project supports the National Curriculum at Primary and Secondary level though the creation of online resources, tested and developed by active partnership working with teachers and pupils, Screen Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Film Archive. Educators from a variety of settings are undergoing training to make use of archive film in array of educational settings, such as museums and in home education.

The 12 month pilot scheme, run by Yorkshire Film Archive in partnership with Sheffield Local Education Authority (LEA), up to 12 participating schools ( 360 pupils ) and the Showroom in Sheffield is:

    • Delivering training workshops for teacher*Provide teachers with archive film resources for classroom use


    • Supporting teachers in broadening use of archive footage


    • Enabling ongoing evaluation from all partners – teachers/pupils/Screen Yorkshire/Yorkshire Film Archive


    • Creating a model online teaching resource and professional development that would be replicable across LEA’s


    • Bringing participating teachers, pupils, families together through final event as part of Showcomotion Film Festival


  • Encouraging schools and families to engage with Showroom Cinema
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