Sources / Resources

Websites, books, blogs and articles connected with using film in the classroom.


Magazine/Newspaper articles



Benyahia, Sarah Casey (2007) Teaching Film and TV Documentary. London: British Film Institute (Teaching Film and Media Studies series, editor: Vivienne Clark)

Bradley, Martin (2013)
Teaching with Film.
Vienna: stone river books

Bradley, Martin (2016)
Teaching with Film 2.
Vienna: stone river books

Donaghy, Kieran (2015) Film in Action. Peaslake: Delta Publishing (Delta Teacher Development Series)

Nicholas, Angela (1999) 99 Film Scenes For Actors. New York: Avon Books

Readman, Mark (2003) Teaching Scriptwriting, Screenplays and Storyboards for Film and TV Production. London: British Film Institute (Teaching Film and Media Studies series, editor: Vivienne Clark)

Sherman, Jane (2003) Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series, editor: Penny Ur)

Stempleski, Susan & Tomalin, Barry (2001) Film. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Resource Books for Teachers series, editor: Alan Maley)

Wharton, David & Grant, Jeremy (2005) Teaching Analysis of Film Language. London: British Film Institute (Teaching Film and Media Studies series, editor: Vivienne Clark)

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Magazine/Newspaper articles


Bradley, Martin (March 2014)
Moving pictures English Teaching Professional Issue 91

John, Divya (April 2010)
Reinforced language tasks using video Modern English Teacher Vol. 19-2

John, Divya (January 2010)
Video and language activities Modern English Teacher Vol. 19-1

Porcel, Carme (July 2009)
Using films in class Modern English Teacher Vol. 18-3

Lowe Mark (January 2008)
Films in English Language Teaching. Big screen benefits Modern English Teacher Vol. 17-1

Brown, Phillip (July 2007)
Popcorn culture. The Four Skills and "Self-Development" Modern English Teacher Vol. 16-3

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Huffington Post blog (19th April 2017) on the film studio 20th Century Fox offering lesson plans to schools for its film Hidden Figures, the little-known story of three black women, computer pioneers working on the early NASA space programme: ‘Hidden Figures’ Curriculum Brings Film’s Lessons To The Classroom.

Guardian article (2nd April 2016) on the argument for using movies as a classroom tool: Michael Sheen enters row about showing films in class.

Guardian article (26th September 2013) looking at how films can get students interested in learning a foreign language: Languages, camera, action: using film to inspire your students.

New Scientist editorial (4th October 2010) asking the question, "How do people learn?": Time for teachers to take another look at neuroscience.

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Film Education

The Film Space

Film in Language Teaching Association

Into Film
Education charity promoting the use of movies in school

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"Gentlemen, include me out."
Sam Goldwyn (1882-1974)
US film producer

(on resigning from the
Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1933)


Film links

Film websites
Film magazines

Film organisations
Film festivals
Film awards

Film websites

Internet Movie

(Who's in what)

(Independent film)



Film magazines

Sight and Sound
Hollywood Reporter



Film organisations

British Film
Academy of
Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences



Film festivals

(22nd January-2nd February 2020)
(23rd January-2nd February 2020)

(20th February-1st March 2020)

South by Southwest
(13th-22nd March 2020)
(20-27th March 2020)
Hong Kong
(24th March-6th April 2020)
(15-26th April 2020)
(12th-23rd May 2020)
Karlovy Vary
(3-11th July 2020)
(2nd-12th September 2020)
(4-7th September 2020)
(5-15th September 2020)
San Sebastian
(18-26th September 2020)
(7-18th October 2020)
(22nd October-4th November 2020)



Film awards

Golden Globes
(5th January 2020, Los Angeles)
(9th February 2020, Los Angeles)
European Film Awards
(12th December 2020, Reykjavik)

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