Exciting news to announce. We have been awarded £5000 from Film Hub North from their Film Audience Network Fund to deliver film screenings across County Durham.
Our project ‘People Powered Cinema’ is a unique cinematic initiative that uses environmentally friendly pedal-power to screen films as part of a rural touring cinema initiative for County Durham. We will programme a series of films for screening in community venues across the entire County using a pedal power cinema kit developed by Jack Drum Arts (www.jackdrum.co.uk) our key delivery partner. Screenings will be promoted as intergenerational events, for families and will target specific groups including women and girls.
Ping Pong Never Too Old For Gold – Delivered in partnership with Britdoc (www.pingpongfilm.co.uk)
The Ping Pong Care Campaign is a national health and well-being campaign aimed at encouraging active ageing that uses the award winning documentary ‘Never Too Old For Gold’ as a tool to promote active ageing and community activities. Britdoc have supplied us with 10 free ping pong care packs, including a DVD of the film, screening rights, a 10 min DVD training extra, an informational booklet and instant ping pong kits. The Ping Pong Care Campaign isn’t just for older people and we’re really excited about the intergenerational aspect of the campaign. For this project we would deliver ‘Ping Pong’ screenings that mix movies and physical activity via the pedal power cinema and informal ping pong matches after the screening as part of the event.
Once Upon A Time in Asia – Delivered in partnership with The Busan International Kids Film Festival, South Korea (www.biki.or.kr)
Once Upon A Time In Asia’ is a specially devised programme of award winning short animations from China, South Korea, Japan, Laos PDR, Indonesia and Taiwan for families with children of ages 6 years + or 12 years + to be delivered in family friendly community venues. As part of the event there will be a taster workshop at the screenings encouraging a greater understanding of Asian animation techniques as well as the themes included in the shorts which include cultural diversity, the environment, health and wellbeing. A trailer for the screening can be found here: http://vimeo.com/54798453
Welcome To Our World – Delivered in partnership with Durham Women Rising
‘Welcome To Our World’ is a specially curated series of short films from both the UK and overseas made by British filmmaking organisations, recently graduated students and award winning professionals that all aim to raise awareness of the breadth of issues women around the world face. The films celebrate the bravery of women and girls such as Malala, who are determined to make the world a better place for all women, challenge people to think and to feel, use humour to tackle difficult subject matter and can perhaps even motivate people to leave the screening ready to take on the responsibility for claiming a better world. The events are primarily aimed at women and girls groups but will be open to wider audiences where appropriate and will include specialist speakers such as independent filmmaker Beryl Richards of Porcupine Pictures and Bryony Purvis of Sunbird Films.
If you are interested in booking a screening please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.