Youth and Community 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. We work closely with a range of local and national partners in the delivery of activities, including Into Film, Screen Education Edinburgh, the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive and Falkirk Council's Community Learning and Development Team. Thanks to funding from Persimmon Homes and Falkirk Community Schools Charity we are able to offer animation workshops at Bo'ness youth clubs and a community tour of HippFest films.
Primary School Workshops
The Sound of Silents
Wednesday 20 March, 10:00 - 11:30
FREE Pre-booking essential
Suitable for P4-7
Into Film present this interactive workshop exploring how music and Foley sound effects can change our understanding of the meaning of film. How are different emotions and attitudes expressed through the performance on screen and the sound or music created to accompany it? Using clips from silent cinema and more contemporary films, young people will develop an understanding of the difference that sound can make to our understanding of film language. We will also have a go at creating our own Foley sounds for silent film.
Presented by Sharen Sorensen.
Performing Live: Forrester Pyke
Supported by Into Film
Mon 18 March - Deanburn PS - 18:30-20:00
Thu 21 March - Bo'ness Public PS - 18:30-20:00
Fri 22 March - Grange PS - 18:30-19:30 (P1-3), 19:45-21:00 (P4-7)
Bring silent films alive again with mad cap cartoons! Join Animation Jam for these fun and simple cartoon animation workshops for P1-7 pupils. We'll bring 2D creatures to life with their own ideas and jokes, or draw our own puppet characters for Flip Books and Zoetropes (old Victorian toys).
Supported by Persimmon Homes
Young Falkirk Filmmakers
In early 2019 care-experienced young people from the Falkirk Champions Board created their own silent short film working 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. Their final short silent film will premiere at New Found Sound accompanied by Mike Nolan on piano and followed by a short Q&A.
For more information about the fund, and view previous films made by young people on this course - screen-ed.org/cashback-for-creativity/
The Community Tour has been out on the road again with pianist Mike Nolan entertaining folk with Harold Lloyd in 'Now or Never' and a short from NLS Moving Image Archive, 'How Not to Bath a Baby', with recorded music by Falkirk Schools Traditional Band. Screenings took place at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Carriden Afternoon Club, the Barony Theatre for Bo’ness school pupils and in partnership with WEA. With support from Falkirk Community Schools Charity.