Over 70 children and young people from schools in East Durham and groups of adults are taking part in a unique global film challenge in September and October 2014 working with professional filmmakers from Kids for Kids UK.
Using video cameras groups of Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 children from Glendene Arts Academy, Shotton Hall Academy, Dene Community School and Wellfield Community School were supported in the production of a series of 18 short films created in a one day workshop programme with adults from Stonham, Shotton Women’s Cree project and staff from East Durham Creates and East Durham Trust also participating in teams. Each film is required to contain 3 ingredients: Map, Reflection and Whisper. The groups are competing in teams against other schools and community groups as well as competing against teams from around the world including Taiwan, Australia, South Korea, Greece and Laos.
Alongside a global online film screening the young people from East Durham will be able to see their masterpieces on the big screen at East Durham College in Peterlee where prizes will be announced in various categories including Best Concept, Best Camerawork, Best Editing and Best Teamwork. The adult groups will be treated to a pedal power cinema screening of their short films with participants being required to pedal in order to power the projector kit!
This project was made possible with generous funding from East Durham Creates which is a 2-year programme of exciting and fun opportunities to do, watch, learn, visit, and most importantly GET INVOLVED with art with funding provided by Arts Council England as part of Creative People, Creative Places.
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