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 further transferable skills such as teamwork, creativity, and organisation.
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Care Experienced Project: Intro to Film making
Intro to Filmmaking will engage and inspire care experienced young people over 6 weeks in positive, creative activities and improve equality of opportunity by offering them high quality, free filmmaking opportunities. GMAC Film is partnering with Braw Talent; a social enterprise committed to making creative arts more accessible to young people in Scotland.
Over 6 weeks, young people will be introduced to the key elements of the film making process.
Dates & Times of workshops:
Tuesday 28th June 5pm-7pm
Tuesday 5th July 5pm-7pm
Tuesday 12th July 5pm-7pm
Tuesday 19th July 5pm-7pm
Tuesday 26th July 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 2nd August 5pm-7pm
· Participants must be aged 16-25
· Have lived experienced of the care system
· Are able to attend most of the sessions
All workshops are free to attend, and we always provide an abundance of snacks. We can provide travel reimbursements. Workshops will take place at our welcoming and inclusive space in central Glasgow.
Please note we will confirm places via email. If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Care Experienced Workshops’
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.