Youth Engagement

The Festival's Youth Engagement Programme includes events specifically aimed at people under 25, offering fun and educational experiences designed to foster an on-going relationship with cinema and the Festival's themes. This is made possible by the continued support from Bo’ness business Caledonian Produce – Bakkavor, a leading international manufacturer of freshly prepared foods. New delivery partner for 2018 is Into Film, whilst we continue our close relationships with the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive and Falkirk Council's Community Learning and Development Team and Screen Education Edinburgh.

Primary School Workshops

Technical tricks of Victorian Cinema

Wednesday 21 March | 9:30 & 11:30

When film was first invented, during the Victorian era, film was a curiosity, often found at fairgrounds. Over 100 years later many of the tricks Victorian filmmakers used can still be applied today and can be created with modern cameras. We may be in the era of special effects and superheroes but the principles of how film 'tricks' the eye remain the same. This workshop will demonstrate many of the early trick techniques used by filmmakers. Participants will then create early animation devices which employ Persistence of Vision to make images appear to 'move' in the same way as film.

Delivered by Into Film and supported by National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Tickets FREE
Pre-booking essential: 01324 506850
Suitable for P5-P7

HippFest at Bo'ness Youth Clubs

Deanburn Primary School Monday 19 March | 18:30-20:00
Bo'ness Public Primary School Thursday 22 March | 18:30-20:00

Admission free

Professional filmmaker Kate Burton returns to HippFest with her brilliant filmmaking workshops Aimed at P1-P7 pupils these regular groups are run by Falkirk Community Learning and Development team in Bo'ness. In this fun workshop, Kate will introduce young people to filmmaking techniques in a safe, sociable setting.

Young Falkirk Filmmakers

During February and March young people from the Falkirk-area will create their own silent stories when they work with filmmakers from Screen Education Edinburgh. Funded by Cashback for Creativity, this filmmaking programme trains young people in the key aspects of film making from camera and sound to screenwriting, directing and editing. Using state of the art film equipment they will work towards the overall outcome of developing, filming and editing their very own short. The final short film created by the group will be presented by the young people at New Found Sound accompanied live by a pianist and followed by a short Q&A.

For more information about the fund, and view previous films made by young people on this course -

Supported by Creative Scotland and Cash Back For Creativity

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Last updated: 31 January 2018 at 12:23