Free workshops for Northants young people

With the support of Northamptonshire Community Foundation and the Compton Fund, Screen Northants will be providing free photography and film workshops for Northamptonshire residents 10-18yrs.

We are looking for young people to help build our online film location database, and to create a number of short heritage films to help promote Northamptonshire as an exciting location for the film industry to use. The films will tell interesting local stories inspired by the locations they visit. All workshops are FREE and if transportation is a barrier to attending, we can help financially.

The workshops are designed to build confidence and pride, and work and communication skills in a professional environment. They will work under a professional to visit potential film locations and photograph them as well as making a short film. We want young people who are enthusiastic about Film (confidence levels may be low but we want people who want to attend), who are ready to build work skills (so may not suit everyone especially in the lower age bracket) and will treat it like work experience.

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The workshops will be groups of about 5-10 children. Anyone can apply but we focus on encouraging applications from the following:

  • those who’ve experienced disadvantage (such as exclusion from school, long term illness or period in care) or are feeling isolated or unconfident
  • those who come from a part of Northamptonshire seen as Deprived (Postcodes are checked on application)
  • have a physical or mental disability

But we want applications for ANY Northants young person 10-18yrs as groups will be mixed. Preference may be given to new young people who are considered disadvantaged in the first instance but generally we’re able to offer anyone who gets in touch a place.

If you would like your child to be involved in these free workshops, please contact us for the paperwork. Places are not confirmed until you receive notification from us. Workshops take place at Screen Northants inside the Grosvenor Centre NN1 2EL (upstairs opposite Deichmann). Please contact Screen Northants in the Grosvenor Centre or via email info@screennorthants.co.uk Any queries please email or call/text Becky on 07930 646721

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