Resources from recommended organisations

Recommended websites for primary, secondary, modern foreign languages and film and media teachers.

Modern foreign languages

General language websites with film content


The Association for Language Learning.


Teaching guide to working with film in A level and beyond.


This is American and is mainly paid-for content, but you can download sample lessons for free.


The Film in Language Teaching Association, convened by Carmen Herrera at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Fluent U

This website is for all languages and is promoting a language teaching app, but has some decent guides on using film in language teaching.

Rachel Hawkes

Lots of resources using film for French, Spanish and German.

Screening Languages

A BFI microsite compiling short films and teaching materials for the four main MFL languages.

Teach It Languages


Goethe Institut


French Teacher

Institut Francais


UCL Confucius Institute

Materials for the Pre U syllabus key film texts.

Film and Media Studies

English and Media Centre’s Media Magazine

Features online and printed materials to support Film and Media Studies — subscription only.

Film Education

The original Film Education website is still available to access, free of charge, with some material migrated to The Film Space.

Into Film

BFI’s funded delivery partner for film education across the UK has hundreds of online curriculum resources and ideas for activities and films to watch at home.

The London Film School

Offering live online courses and tutorials, for free.


Offers online classes created for students of all skill levels. Film and photography courses led by Martin Scorsese and Annie Leibovitz. Paid-for content.


The National Film and Television School is conducting Virtual Masterclasses.

Raindance – The Lockdown Sessions

Paid for access to online tutorials from filmmakers.­the-lockdown-sessions

Simply Scripts

A database of hundreds of downloadable scripts, screenplays and transcripts of current and classic movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows.

Women Make Movies

A good source of feminist film. Their current catalogue includes plot synopses and biographical information on the filmmakers. Also offers resources for aspiring filmmakers, with information on funding opportunities, internships and job opportunities.

Primary and families

BBC Teach

Features curriculum-linked clips, lessons and resources, and have recently expanded their Bitesize offer.


The education website of the British Board of Film Classification, featuring articles and information on how and why films have age ratings.

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

These are 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Film Education

While Film Education closed a long while ago, their online resources to accompany films, including activities and questions, are still live.

Into Film

Into Film have resources for all ages, including Key Stages 1 and 2. They have hundreds of resource packs and lesson ideas based on specific film titles. Registration is required but free.

Literacy Shed

Features downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

General film education websites

Cinémathèque Française

The Cinémathèque Française has run a film education programme for 25 years called ‘Le Cinema cent ans de jeunesse.’ It mixes watching, making and discussing films on a new theme every year. It has a website of resources and activities, in English.

Learning on Screen (British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council) Box of Broadcasts (BOB)

Online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.

Teach With Movies

Finds ways of supporting a wide range of learning through contemporary feature film releases.