YOUNG film fans in Southampton can enjoy a trip to the cinema at the Into Film Festival 2017 – the world’s biggest youth film festival - which returns in November with its diverse programme of free screenings and events for five to 19-year-olds.

The festival, which runs from November 8 to 24, uses the magic of film – from exclusive preview screenings of new blockbusters to popular classics - to engage young minds in a broad range of topics.

Festival highlights in Hampshire include a special screening of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, pictured, which brings to life the rescue mission involving hundreds of thousands of British Allied soldiers taking place on the beaches of Dunkirk at the height of WWII. The event will include a post film talk from Adrian Smith of Movietime on the director’s approach to filmmaking and the history of film technology.

Autism-friendly screenings will include Beauty and the Beast (Showcase de Lux, Southampton), Moana (Odeon Southampton and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Cineworld Southampton .)

Documentaries include climate change flick,An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and The Eagle Huntress set in a Mongolian community.

With support from all the major chains, as well as independent and unusual venues, the festival provides access to the big screen at its best.

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