Carey Mulligan joined hundreds of schoolchildren at London’s Odeon West End this morning to launch this year’s Into Film Festival.

The Festival, funded by the UK cinema industry through Cinema First, will run from 4 – 21 November and involve over 375,000 children, young people, teachers and parents at free screenings at over 520 cinema sites. The Festival also involves workshops, Q + A sessions with actors, directors and other industry professionals as well as teacher training sessions.

Kicking off the 2014 Festival, Carey said:

“The Into Film Festival is really exciting because its an incredible chance for young people to discover films that they may not have considered watching before, talk about it with their classmates, and possibly be inspired to follow a career in the film industry.”

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