BBC Film Network

Have recently been enjoying checking out the mass of short films that are available on the BBC Film Network site. I would urge you to spend some time delving into the library that they have of up and coming new talent within British film. For example this short Dragonfly is so simple and effective, yet it really encapsulates so much about a young boy’s desire to escape the hardships of his homelife – I’m certain that one or two of you will be inspired by it. I also liked the short film Dog which is quite a dark animated tale of loss and comfort (thanks to Bill Boyd for pointing this one out).

A truly great resource for the classroom. Tomorrow I will be setting my pupils a task to find a short film on the site that moves them and to discuss it with others. Can see this having so many uses for different disciplines across the curriculum.

It just emphasises that we have so much talent in this country.