A collection of links and resources which may be of use to educators. If you want regular updates straight from us email

Education Resources

We like to share! Here are some teacher packs for films we’ve shown to schools in the past.

Goodbye Bafana

Freedom Writers

Into the West

James and the Giant Peach

The Iron Giant

Happy Feet


Oliver Twist

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Storyboard resource

Tips for good film reviews

We also have some films, leaflets and documents relating to the cinema’s heritage. More info below:

Brief history of The Phoenix – Teachers’ notes on the history of The Phoenix.

Phoenix History leaflet – Our downloadable leaflet on the history of the cinema, written and designed in collaboration with Year 8 English pupils at Fortismere School.

Phoenix Storybook – Watch a selection of films featuring memories and stories about the cinema over the last 100 years.

How does our projector work? – Watch a short film we made about how our 35mm projector works.

A Century of Cinema film – Watch a 20 min film we commissioned about the cinema’s heritage.

Useful Links

Handy links for those wanting to find out more about film and education.

The BFI – A handy and extensive film education page with downloadable resources.

FilmClub – Want to create an extra-curricular film club in your school for free?

Cineclub – Wonderful, accessible filmmaking clubs which take place in school.

Film Education – Lots of free, downloadable resources.

Film London – News and opportunities from our regional film agency.

MediaBox – Funding currently closed, but lots of useful info.

FilmStreet – Fantastic, fun resource for facilitating filmmaking with children.

LCFF – The Barbican London Children’s Film Festival, showcasing exciting new and obscure films for children.

Anti-Bullying Alliance – Includes information about Anti-Bullying Week. The Phoenix screens anti-bullying films for schools during the Autumn term.

The Rio – One of the great cinemas we partner with to deliver school screenings (based in Dalston).

Picturehouses – Cinemas screening films and delivering resources for education in a number of boroughs.

Tyneside Cinema – A great independent cinema in Newcastle with lots of resources, particularly for Modern Language teachers.

CommUNITY Barnet – A network of voluntary service providers offering the best opportunities for Barnet residents.

ArtsDepot – North Finchley arts centre who offer lots of arts-related education projects.

MovIES group – A network of moving image education specialists.

Film: 21st Century Literacy – A strategy to streamline film education across the UK.

Youth Film UK – A facebook group where film educators post opportunities for young filmmakers.

Step2Inspire – A social enterprise supporting and inspiring talent within the film and TV industry.

British Pathe – A great film archive with special access for schools.

Phoenix Links

We’re everywhere!