GMAC Film teaches digital and creative skills in youth clubs and schools through tailored creative programmes. Filmmaking can be used to explore a range of other subjects, as well as furthering transferable skills such as teamwork, creativity, and organisation.
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GandL Kids Club
5-day filmmaking school for 9 to 12-year-olds from rural South Lanarkshire. The young people wrote and produced the short film ‘Lost and Found’ (as seen on the right). The filmmaking equipment also remained in the community after the project.
Kirkintilloch High School
Students developed a short film exploring the effects of sectarianism on young people, as well as an interactive game as part of a no-smoking campaign.
John Paul Academy
Shakespeare project in which pupils retold the story of Romeo and Juliet in a 5-minute film.
Multiple filmmaking courses delivered in 7 schools. This was during study leave periods, where some pupils who were not sitting exams.
Cineclubs was a partnership with the Glasgow Film Theatre. The 3-year project worked with 12 high schools across Glasgow. The project delivered free cinema to the pupils through monthly curated screenings at the GFT. We also trained teachers to deliver filmmaking clubs in each school, to continue after the programme.
Each school received a camera and editing laptop, as well as training and technical support. The Cineclub in each school made two films each year, which were then screened at a festival at the GFT.