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Film Club have their film screened at National Film theatre!

Late June saw the culmination of many months of hard work by the children in Film Club.

Since the start of the year the children have taken part in an international film education programme facilitated by the British Film Institute and the London Film School. Young people from all over the world involved in the project follow the same process: to make films that respond to an aspect of film language. The programme is very tightly structured into various exercises and the production of a final film. The theme this year was ‘the situation’: the common patterns of narrative, and relations between characters, that make up different types of story situation.

Under the guidance of our music teacher, Catherine Andrews, the children came together to write a title song for the film, which has been given the title of ‘Out of Bounds’ and a general soundtrack. The music has added a whole new dimension to the film and given it a lovely playful atmosphere.

All participating UK schools were invited to come and screen their film at the National Film Theatre last Monday and we were delighted to be part of it. Our film was scheduled for the morning session so we made our way by train and tube to the Southbank. There were lots of other schools in the audience and each screening was accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Film Club tutor, Chi Yu, and staff from the London Film School were in the audience as well to see the result of their involvement and it was a proud moment to watch all of our 17 film club members on stage discussing the film with their peers.

It was a great day out and we finished the morning having lunch outside the National Gallery and even took part in their ‘Fly the Flag’ event to celebrate 70 years of Human Rights. We certainly hope to screen the film in assembly before the end of term. Saskia van Roomen, Film Club Leader

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  • South Hill Road,
  • Shortlands,
  • Bromley,
  • Kent,
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