Published - Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Screen Northants were recently awarded a grant of £9,861.84 by Northamptonshire Community Foundation through the Compton Fund for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Screen Northants (formally Reelscape Community) are a community group that works with disadvantaged young people to build their skills and confidence in the creative and film industry. Young people are given free professional film industry experience to help them develop their media career in Northamptonshire, an area where there are several social-economic and geographical factors for entering into the creative industries. Screen Northants will be using their grant to provide a series of 2 hour weekly workshops with young people aged 10 to 18 years old, to source locations and create short online heritage videos, inspired by these locations.
Becky Adams, the Director of Screen Northants said, “Earlier on in the year, Northamptonshire Community Foundation supported our film project for Holocaust Memorial Day where we worked with Northampton Borough Council and School of Life to develop a drama film on the HMD theme of 'Don't Stand By' with Northampton residents. The film is now being entered into international film festivals to continue spreading Northampton's unique message for the event.
We have now received another grant for a new project working with young people across Northamptonshire to contribute to our Film Location Database which promotes Northants locations to the Film and Creative Industries. Young people develop their teamwork, confidence and work skills while documenting and photographing Northants locations. They will also create short heritage videos inspired by each of the locations they visit to accompany the database to celebrate what makes Northamptonshire special, sharing important, unusual and sometimes unheard stories about the county, helping to increase local pride and identity.”
For more information on Screen Northants visit their website: http://www.screennorthants.co.uk/index.php.
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