Young Film Makers Network

West Berkshire has some really active film-making groups for young people, and after the dissolution of the nationwide CineClub organisation last year we wanted to find a way of supporting them to continue.

We're delighted to announce that we've developed a Film Making Network for local school and community groups, which aims to support and nurture young talent through training and celebration events. It also aims to connect local film-making groups, offering continued training and professional development opportunities for group leaders to support new learning, share best practice and promote the development of digital literacy across the curriculum.

Key Elements of the Network

  • An annual Corn Exchange film competition
  • 3 social screenings at the Corn Exchange per year
  • 1 teacher’s network meeting per year
  • Support for new groups

Into Film have offered to run some additional activity free of charge throughout the course of the year in which the Network runs. This will include two training events, one working with teachers and students collaboratively and one for group leaders focusing on a specific film-making skill. Access to Into Film competitions and screenings at the Into Film Festival will also be available.

How to join

The Corn Exchange is charging a £200 Annual Membership Fee to be part of this Network. Membership fees will be used to secure guest speakers for screenings and to host an annual Teacher’s Network meeting which will feature at least one specialist speaker on the topic of how to use Digital Literacy across the curriculum. They will also contribute to the coordination of the Network, and allow Corn Exchange staff to offer group leaders a personal, supportive experience of being part of it.

The scheme is designed to run over the academic year and to access the full benefits of the 2016/17 programme we recommend schools/groups join by Monday 3 October. It is possible to join throughout the year as we will operate a subscription renewal process, but please contact Tabitha Kahney-Smith Education Coordinator to find out more.

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