Ffilm Cymru has granted over £21,000 of National Lottery funding to three film education projects inspiring learning through film.

Film can be a powerful tool to teach those who prefer to learn visually about a wide range of subjects and social issues. As part of their commitment to developing and sustaining a strong film industry for Wales, Ffilm Cymru funds film education providers to engage people of all ages and abilities in creative learning.

The three film education projects awarded funding in this latest round are:

Aberconimation

Following their successful pilot project in March 2019, Wales One World Film Festival are again partnering with Mencap Ceredigion on Aberconimation – a series of workshops across Aberaeron, Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan at which young people with learning disabilities can develop animation skills while learning through film.

You can see some of the animation produced at the pilot workshop in Aberystwyth here.

Gathering the Stories / Casglu’r Straeon

An intergenerational project that will capture community stories in Conwy. Ffilmiau Cymunedol Davies are working with Aberconwy School and local community organisations to develop filmmaking skills with people both young and old, before bringing them together to make films that tell the stories of their local community.

County Lines

Provocative and socially conscious theatre company Fio are running filmmaking workshops and masterclasses for young people living in Splott, Cardiff. Using their new skills, the participants will make a film exploring the issues of County Lines, where drug gangs from big cities expand their operations to smaller rural towns.

Ffilm Cymru’s Audience & Education Manager Nicola Munday says:

“We believe film literacy is just as important in communities as it is in the classroom; it overcomes barriers and provides a voice for those that are often marginalised. I’m excited to welcome these organisations to this year’s portfolio, and I can’t wait to meet those taking part.”

The next application deadline for film education funding is 25th October. If you’re an education practitioner looking to inspire creative learning through film, find out how Ffilm Cymru’s education funding can help at www.ffilmcyruwales.com