Our Community / Ein bro Ni

Ffilm Cymru Wales and Into Film Cymru are inviting applications from film education practitioners to lead a filmmaking project with young people ahead of the 2019 National Eisteddfod of Wales.

The successful practitioner will be awarded £5,500 to work with students (aged 11 – 16) from three comprehensive schools within 50 miles from Llanrwst, the host of the 2019 National Eisteddfod.

The practitioner will support the making of three short-films made by young people that will celebrate fascinating stories from communities in north Wales. While we encourage all the films to be ‘youth-led’ in terms of determining the themes and content, we expect all applications to include a proposal of how they might showcase north Wales’ unique landscape, language and the essence of community on film.

This is a Welsh-medium project, so all applicants must be fluent Welsh speakers, who have experience in delivering film education and filmmaking workshops in the Welsh-medium.

The practitioner will lead each school group on a journey through the entire film making process, from script to screen. There will also be a foundation of ‘film literacy’ so students will have a basic understanding of visual storytelling before embarking on their own film making process.

We’re interested in hearing from filmmaking practitioners of all kinds, from animation to documentary, to hear how they would respond to the project objectives to lead young people through their own process to capture the spirit of north Wales communities on film.

We encourage the practitioners to explore how they might utilise archive film and oral history as a part of this project. We’d also encourage applicants to consider intergenerational engagement across the community which can be used capture stories to be used as a basis of their films.

The practitioner will also be asked to create ‘behind the scenes’ film that will accompany these films on the big screen. This additional film will live as a legacy of the project, to illustrate the project itself, and can be made with or without involvement from young people.

Films will be screened as a part of the 2019 National Eisteddfod of Wales celebrations and will be made available online after the project.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th May, 2019 (4pm)

For full details on how to apply, please read the brief here.

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