Film festival in Norwich and Cromer to take lessons to the cinema

PUBLISHED: 06:29 10 September 2012

Schools in Norfolk are being encouraged to move their classrooms to the cinema next month and take part in National Schools Film Week.

The annual festival, which runs from October 15 to 26, aims to get youngsters linking Hollywood blockbusters with their class work.

Across the country, 470,000 students and their teachers got involved in 2011 and organisers Film Education want even more for its 17th year.

This year the festival will have screenings at Norwich and Cromer including The Hunger Games, Brave and Frankenweenie.

University of East Anglia film lecturer Melanie Williams said: “The students are able to see film in relation to their education, not just for film studies but within other subjects too. Film Week promotes how film can relate to various areas of the curriculum.”

Will Deneve, deputy headteacher at Cromer Junior School, said: “The children had fun while learning and they shared the experience with their friends and other schools. Most of our students almost never have the opportunity to go to the cinema with their friends. They are all impressed by the cinema experience. For many, it was a first.”

Teachers can apply for free tickets by visiting

Programme of screenings:


Cinema City, St Andrews Street

Tue 16 Oct - Le Havre [PG, 93]

Thur 18 Oct - North by Northwest [PG, 137]

Fri 19 Oct - Winter’s Bone [15, 95]

Mon 22 Oct - Senna [12A 106]

Tue 23 Oct - The Artist [PG, 100]

Wed 24 Oct - Oliver Twist [PG, 130]

Fri 26 Oct - Arrietty [U, 94]

Odeon, Riverside

Mon 15 Oct - Frankenweenie [U, 90]

Thur 25 Oct - Private Peaceful [12A, 102]

Vue, Castle Mall

Mon 22 Oct - Jasper, Penguin Explorer [U, 82]

Tue 23 Oct - The Railway Children [U, 104]

Wed 24 Oct - The Hunger Games [12A, 142]

Fri 26 Oct - Apple and the Worm, The [U, 75]


Regal Movieplex, Hans Place, Cromer

Mon 22 Oct - Brave [PG, 100] (sensory impaired)

Tue 23 Oct - Dr Seuss’ The Lorax [U, 86]

Wed 24 Oct - Kirikou and the Sorceress [U, 73]

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