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  • #MOICH TXTNG

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This is a creative exploration of Perth and Blairgowrie and the journey between using a playful, multi-screen approach. The film revels in the language used in this rural region of Scotland, particularly when used in texting.
    Length 05’ 30”
    Age 12-18

  • 28 Lessons Later

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    Three pupil are placed in detention by a teacher who goes off without returning. Two of them take the opportunity to run off. However when the new teacher finally arrives, the remaining pupil is taken on a journey of terror.
    Length 05’ 00”
    Aged 12-15

  • A Day in the Life of Eddie

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Eddie is a schoolboy athlete who dreams of competing at the 2012 Olympics. On the day of the all-important team trials, Eddie has a problem. His mum, who has ME, is too ill to get out of bed so Eddie must look after his little sister for the day. He begins the long ring round to see who can baby-sit. Will Eddie get one step nearer to his dream?
    Length 03’ 23”
    Aged 10-15

    For more information on this condition, please go to Action for M.E. the UK’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with M.E.

  • Accidently in Daventry

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Three aliens are sent on a mission to Earth to determine whether there is indeed human intelligence and if not, blow it up!
    Length 05’ 00”
    Aged 11-16

  • Azita

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Based on a true story and using evocative aerial circus imagery, Azita tells the story of an Iranian orphan girl’s struggle to reach her older sister in the UK. Arrested and sent to prison and then a detention centre, her escape is helped by the kindness of a Kurdish detainee whom she never meets again.
    Length 07’ 13”
    Age 10-19

  • Back On Track

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Back On Track tells the story of Amy, a young girl who after the loss of her grandfather loses interest in sport. Just as he inspired her in her youth however Grandad’s memory re-ignites her passion for running and for life.
    Length 05’
    Aged 14-16

  • Beautiful Life

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Life is beautiful until you enter the realm of the soap opera-style cliff hanger endings. A group of young people with learning difficulties, present a mixture of different scenes with cliff-hanger endings. The audience is fast tracked throughg the sinister tomato ketchup poisoning, a romantic proposal and quite literally a cliff-hanger as someone falls from a great height!
    Length 05’ 07”
    Aged 16-18

  • Before I Could Remember

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This piece is an intricately crafted collage of abstract images from the young filmmakers’ childhood memories. The beautifully shot pictures are poignantly coupled with fairytales and nursery rhymes presenting dream-like imagery.
    Length 12’ 52”
    Aged 16 -18

  • Binn Bunny Goes Green

    PLAY What does this mean?

    It’s a busy time for the animals of Wayward Wood. Everyone’s working flat out to clean and tidy the forest in the hope of winning the coveted” Wood of the Year Award”. Well almost everyone….One rebellious rabbit’s actions threaten not only to lose them the competition, but their whole woodland habitat. Join Aggie, the stag beetle, Shirley Girley Squirrley and the rest of the gang as they battle to save the forest and turn around their feisty friend.
    Length 06’ 28”
    Aged 9-10

  • Bob Apple

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Bob Apple’s dream is to win a race but he has an unfortunate problem, he keeps forgetting things. In fact his memory is so bad he never remembers to turn up for his races. His cruel brother and sister are hell-bent on making sure he never fulfils his dream. Will Bob prove them wrong?
    Length 3’
    Aged 18-25

  • Bubbletown

    PLAY What does this mean?

    It’s the year 3006 and mankind has made a serious mess of planet Earth. Spacekid Sam decides to do something about it. He flies to Saturn and meets the people of Bubbletown. They take him to see the Bubble Wizard who has just the answer.
    Length 03’ 15”
    Aged 7

  • Buried

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This fast paced thriller focuses on a group of lads who are chased into a creepy graveyard by a gang of bullies eager to find the ‘grass’ amongst them. The young lads escape into the church only to discover, to their horror, screaming coming from inside a coffin.
    Length 05’ 43”
    Aged 15-16

  • Buried Above Ground

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This spooky true story, made using mixed animation techniques, is based on the life and death of William McKenzie. McKenzie, a notorious Victorian Liverpool gambler, sold his soul to the devil. With the onset of illness, McKenzie worried about the consequences of his devilish pact until he came up with a devious plan to ensure Satan could never collect.
    Length 05’ 33”
    Aged 13

  • Cat In The Box

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A lady who lives alone painting cats receives a mysterious package and her life is never the same again…
    Length 03’ 40”
    Aged 13-17

  • Charming Southwark

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Inpsired by the Lovett Collection, this film examines how the meanings of charms have changed for people in Southwark. In the past, they were used for protection and luck but now they are fashion accessories; or do they still have personal significance?
    Length 05’ 00”
    Aged 13-17

  • Chasing Sheep

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    Two men make a deal over the phone then arrange to meet in the usual place. One man is older than the other who is in his teens. They’re being watched. Someone is going to be arrested.
    Length 06’ 03”
    Aged 14-16

  • Cocoon

    PLAY What does this mean?

    In their underground lab, scientists have bred a new race of humans who are ready to take over the world.
    Length 09’50”
    Aged 10-11

  • Coins

    PLAY What does this mean?

    In Victorian England a young man learns a hard lesson when he steals from his friends. He still has to protect his mother and his brother. Can he manage or will he end trying to steal his way out of trouble?
    Length 04’ 50”
    Aged 16-19

  • Come Play

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    First Light Movies Awards 2006 Winner of Best Horror

    Zoe moves into a new house with her parents. She wakes in the night to the sound of running water. After going to the bathroom to turn the tap off, in the mirror she sees the bathroom door shut behind her, and a bloody handprint on the door. From then on she is chased around the house by a dark, ghostly figure with a knife. She wakes, calms herself realizing it was just a dream, but then sees the same bloody handprint on her bedroom door….
    Length 05’ 50”
    Age 13-15

  • Do Not Enter

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    Four young people break into a disused museum believing they will have to themselves. Their plans for alcohol and passion are replaced by terror and flight when they realise that it’s not the museum’s current owners they should be avoiding.
    Length 11’ 58”
    Aged 14-17

  • Don't Go Down Through the Woods

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Dan and Amy are late setting off with a basket of buns to visit their sickly Grandma. They are running so late they decide to take a short cut through the woods. However the woods are enchanted and full of magical creatures, scary monsters and hungry wolves. Will they ever reach Grandma’s house?
    Length 05’ 00”
    Aged 6-7

  • Doodle Disaster

    PLAY What does this mean?

    “Paint the picture, take the key, set your imagination free!” Doodling causes fantasy and reality to converge in this humorous and occasionally scary adventure story which employs some great special effects.
    Length 05’ 01”
    Aged 11-17

  • Emily The Princess

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Princess Emily was cursed by witches and could never be married. She finds her true love, Frank and risks all by agreeing to marry. On her wedding day mysterious figures transport her to a faraway tower. A long search including many knights and a royal dog results in the lovers being reunited. They agree to marry again and this time the gnomes see off the witches.
    Length 3’ 01”
    Aged 9-12

  • Firestarters

    PLAY What does this mean?

    The Sky-Keeper protects the air, clouds, trees and forests but the Firestarters are troublemakers who conjure a demon or disturb the peace. The Sky-Keeper must transform into a warrior to take on the demon but who will win?
    Length 04’ 21”
    Aged 12-19

  • Generation Change

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This film is about a school boy called Patrick who gets left behind by his friends on a school trip to the London Transport Museum. He ends up going on a mysterious journey he will never forget.
    Length 09’ 44”
    Aged 9-12

  • Germinator

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A lively and creative experimental film about the preventing the spread of germs by controlling those coughs and sneezes. The film was inspired & sampled by a 1945 film made by the Ministry of Health from the BFI archive.
    Length 3’ 30”
    Aged 7-9

  • Ghost Story

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A playground becomes a battlefield where children learn to overcome their fears. The Red T-Shirt gang are bullies and slowly, one by one of the playground gang disappear. Will the last member be able to overcome her fear and save the others?
    Length 07’ 32”
    Aged 6-16

  • Granny Mac's Meringues

    PLAY What does this mean?

    The Queen has heard of Hettie McHattie, a fabulous milliner on Hisland Island. She arrives on the island to select her new hat but on the way back there is a mix up with the hat boxes. Can the mistake be rectified in time for the Royal Wedding?
    Length 06’
    Aged 7

  • Hedgerow Tales

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A small group of friends, a bird, mouse and family of hedgehogs sit round a campfire telling stories about their lives.
    Length 5’ 30”
    Aged 7-11

  • Homeland

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Samira’s family are preparing to fly back to their homeland but Samira is having a hard time letting go of life here. Fine…as soon as she can work out what she really considers to be ‘home’. However, there are things to deal with that her family don’t know about including one troublesome boyfriend.
    Length 7’ 26”
    Aged 10-18

  • Homelessness

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This thought provoking documentary focuses on the various opinions, perspectives and popular misconceptions of homelessness. By the end of the film, the viewer will evaluate their own opinions on the topic.
    Length 04’ 43”
    Aged 16-25

  • Hopes and Fears

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Through short through docu-dramas, each of the boys illustrates their aspirations to become a policeman, businessman or a doctor. However these dreams are shadowed by their fears of what awaits if deported back to Afghanistan.
    Length 04’ 57”
    Aged 15-16

  • It's Not The Dinners...

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Our children’s own stories of unique moments and events where their friends, teachers and staff have done something special to help: Maggie couldn’t speak English, Ryan didn’t speak at all, Katy lost her nerve and Joe had the most devastating experience of all.
    Length 05’ 11”
    Age 6-11

  • Jimmy Saves The Olympics

    PLAY What does this mean?

    The greatest race in history is on and Jimmy’s the man to run it. This short 2D animated film follows Jimmy’s adventures as he carries the Olympic torch from Athens, fighting aliens as he goes through Germany, Japan and Paris finishing flame in hand in the Olympic Stadium.
    Length 02’ 26”
    Aged 12-13

  • Keep the Fire Burning

    PLAY What does this mean?

    First Light Movies Awards 2005 Nominated for Best Horror/Thriller

    There was no warning. The virus was killing everyone. A group of teenagers try to survive in the woods, but one of them falls sick. They can’t risk an outbreak. This person must be dealt – severely…
    Length 06’ 44”
    Aged 15-17

  • Kharon

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    The story follows a young teenager Adrian, who is unaware that the sinister man in the elevator with him is in fact the carrier of souls, Kharon. At each level, Adrian sees a moment of his day re-enacted outside of the elevator while he stands within unable to do anything. Towards the end, he is given a choice by Kharon which will determine his final destination.
    Length 07’ 08”
    Aged 13-24

  • Kids Today

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Eric is very unhappy. He is a boy who’s being ignored by his parents and bullied at school. He only has one friend, Keisha, who helps him tackle his daily struggle through life and school.
    Length 05’ 05”
    Aged 14-15

  • Kilton Krusaders

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A super hero comical action movie based in a small town in the North East of England. The sleepy town of Brotton has been taken over by evil clones who collect the yawns of residents to create perpetual boredom. Three young friends have had enough and, inspired by their favourite comic books, turn into superheroes with one mission – banish the boredom!

    Length 03’00”
    Aged 14-18

  • Life Beginning

    PLAY What does this mean?

    In August and September 2010 around 100 Bhutanese refugees came to live in the North-West of England, having lived in refugee camps in Nepal for 18 years. Some of the young people from those families set about sharing their culture and learning about British culture through film. Along the way, British young people got involved and found they had a lot in common with these new British residents.
    Length 05’ 15”
    Aged 16-25

  • Make Yourself

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A man races through the corridors of an abandoned hospital pulling wires from his arms and face, three orderlies in hot pursuit. Meanwhile, in his claustrophobic world, another man confronts his life. In a dizzying climax on a roof, the two lives clash.
    Length 04’ 08”
    Age 16-18

  • Mallaig in its Own Way

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A visual poem using archive material to explore the history of Mallaig and the changes it has undergone in the last 100 years. In particular, the relationship between the fishing industry, tourism, trains and the growth of the village which was at one point the largest herring port in Europe.
    Length 03’ 49”
    Aged 8-11

  • Mobile Bullies

    PLAY What does this mean?

    In this modern technological era bullies have found a new way to antagonise their victims – through mobile phone texting! A girl receives threatening and sarcastic messages from the class bully, but it becomes clear that there’s always someone bigger around the corner when the bully becomes the bullied.
    Length 05’ 02”
    Aged 10-15

  • Munchatreeaforest

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Through this honest documentary a group of youngters objectively explore and discuss the destruction of the Knoydart Forest that makes up much of the highlands in which they live. The young filmmakers take ownership of their forest and, although they are concerned about the wildlife, see this is a necessary and exciting time for the forest.
    Length 06’ 33”
    Aged 5-9

  • My Grandma

    PLAY What does this mean?

    First Light Movies Awards 2005 Winner of Best Film by Over 13s

    Jamie is a girl who just wants to enjoy herself. However she is constantly called upon to care for her demanding Grandmother. She is tired of hearing tales of Grandma’s childhood whilst missing out on her own. Successfully demonstrating the difference between two generations of women, will her Grandma’s constant nagging and complaining push Jamie too far?

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    Length 7’ 06”
    Aged 11-18

  • My Heart Is Where I Am

    PLAY What does this mean?

    The film weaves two narrative voices of newly arrived Somali refugees and those who grew up here, exploring the immigrant experience and how it feels to have dual identity.
    Length 05’ 41”
    Aged 16-18

  • Night Springs

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    Jack and Maria are a loving couple who decide to buy a house in the small town of Night Springs but it soon becomes clear that they are not alone.
    Length 03’ 00”
    Aged 14-21

  • Olympic Dream

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Four young women, frustrated with adults limited view of young people, play out their dreams in the shadow of the Olympic Park.
    Length 3’ 01”
    Aged 13-14

  • Paperboy

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Paperboy Joe wants to keep his job but he keeps coming up against things that stop him completing his paper round, springy door flaps, sprinklers, angry dogs and mad neighbours. He enlists the help of “P” who builds ingenious gadgets to overcome the obstacles. Can Joe deliver his papers successfully?
    Length 07’ 08”
    Aged 13-18

  • Past Caring Part One

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This film, the first in a trilogy of fantasy films, brings teenagers Chris and Jenny together to foil the evil plans of a headmaster with a powerful instant camera.
    Length 05’ 02”
    Aged 10-14

  • Polaroid

    STOP What does this mean?

    This is a creepy drama about a young man whose horrific flashbacks become clear when a knife salesman comes to the door. Punctuated with Polaroid pictures of the killer’s latest victims we piece together this ‘who dunnit’ style drama. This film is not for the faint hearted!
    Length 05’ 23”
    Aged 14-17

  • Prehistoric Pet Shop

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Prehistoric Pet Shop is about a caveman whose alarm clock stops working. But not just any alarm clock – the clock was a bird with an unfortunate heart problem. The caveman goes to the pet shop to complain about his faulty alarm clock. An homage to Monty Python’s parrot sketch, this hilarious short reveals that complaining can get you more than just a new alarm clock.
    Length 04’ 20”
    Aged 13-18

  • RAIL

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Young people are often unaware of the dangers around them; add alcohol, peer pressure and railways to the equation and things can go from bad to deadly.
    Length 06’ 08”
    Age 14-19

  • Rite of Passage

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Alice has run away from home & her brother, Paul is distraught. Then he gets a tip-off as to her whereabouts, but will family be enough to persuade her to come home? This atmospheric drama uses effective visual storytelling and the words of W. B. Yeats to portray a teenage girl’s initiation into a sinister cult. Eleven young people created this spooky short, mostly shooting at night and learning the intricacies of lighting design.
    Length 06’ 03”
    Aged 14-18

  • Rock to Fakie

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A crew of young skateboarders & BMX bikers talk passionately about their sport, the limits of an indoor space to practice & the problems when creating outdoor ramps & complex jumps.
    Length 05’ 07”
    Aged 12-15

  • Rock Up!

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This is an imaginative animation taking inspiration from ranger-led activities on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. The audience learns the many ages of man this impressive outcrop has witnessed from the Big Bang theory through to wildlife conservation and the cash economy.
    Length 05’ 40”
    Age 12

  • Running Blind

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Blind goalscorer David Clarke faces the challenge of his life at the London2012 Paralympic training camp in Dorset. Players are baffled when a missing ball is heard moving around. When it is found around the neck of an angry bull, all David’s legendary skills are needed to save the day.
    Length 03’ 00”
    Aged 5-9

  • Running Free

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This fast-paced documentary follows a group of parkour obsessed lads from Pontypool as they travel to London’s Southbank, a hot spot for the new French sport. Running Free captures some beautiful movements by the group, as they catapult themselves over obstacles in the urban environment from walls and railings to the famous lions at the foot of Nelson’s Column.
    Length 05’ 02”
    Aged 14-16

  • Saving Face

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    On a bad day at school, a self-harming student fights back at the bullies by embracing her true transgender identity and proving friendship can combat anything.
    Length – 3.22
    Age – 17-19

  • Scales

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Charlie, a young somnambulist with a sea obsession sleepwalks from his bedroom and falls into the darkness of a swimming pool. The pool becomes a nightmare ocean filled with talking fish and a deadly shark. When Charlie wakes up all seems well but it is really?
    Length 03’ 00”
    Aged 9-11

  • Schoolageddon

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A group of bullies pick on a student in school making his life a misery. However when they all learn that the school is haunted, the bullies refuse to believe it until they experience the ghost first hand!
    Length 03’ 05”
    Aged 13-18

  • Spaghetti Tree

    PLAY What does this mean?

    After insisting spaghetti grows on trees, a cheeky crow listens to the words of a wise scarecrow as he explains where spaghetti really comes from.
    Length 03’ 02”
    Aged 6-7

  • Sticks and Stones

    PLAY What does this mean?

    With a sensitive voice-over, this touching docu-drama illustrates how, in just a few words someone can crush confidence and self-esteem. However just as quickly, in a few words you can also reach out to someone.
    Length 05’
    Filmmakers Aged 15-25

  • Stories from the Night

    PLAY What does this mean?

    An intimate and honest film about a group of young parents and soon-to-be-parents who share their stories from the night-time and reflect on the journey they have made from bumps to babies.
    Length 09’ 57”
    Aged 16-19

  • Strange Playground

    PLAY What does this mean?

    On her first playtime at her new school, Sam imagines the worst as she wanders through footballers, nerds, cool kids and zombies, searching for a friend.
    Length 03’ 19”
    Aged 10-11

  • Tagged

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Sam, the notorious chicken and burger thief, is released from jail on an electronic tagging system. However, he soon finds out that his tag has a life of its own. Determined to become pals, he and his tag set out on an adventure but the fun stops when curfew time arrives.
    Length 04’ 41”
    Aged 9-18

  • The ABC Challenge

    PLAY What does this mean?

    After being challenged to a BSL sign-off by the arrogant “cool” kid, our unfashionable hero seeks the help of the sign language guru and embarks on a gruelling training regime to challenge her nemesis in a drama.

    Length: 3:00
    Filmmakers: aged 14-17

  • The Apothecary

    PLAY What does this mean?

    An 18th century apothecary struggles to help the sick in his local community as well as his dying wife. When a rich lady asks for a poison to revenge her husband’s mistress, the large fee proves too tempting. Having made and sold the poison, he learns the intended victim is pregnant.
    Length 10’ 07”
    Age 9-18

  • The Box

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This short drama is a tight observation of family life during the recession. Shot in one single living room, we see the ebb and flow of family life reflected in some pivotal moments through a particularly difficult time. However the digital hearth remains a constant source of comfort.
    Length 05’ 00”
    Aged 14-19

  • The Brownie Story

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Betty and Maggie go into the dark woods in search of a magical Brownie to help their mother keep their cottage tidy. There they meet the wise old owl who helps them discover what it means to be a Brownie.
    Length 08’ 36”
    Age 7-10

  • The Letter

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A narrator reads a letter, addressed to a lifelong partner. Preconceived ideas about relationships lead the audience to make assumptions about the narrator. As the film progresses the audience makes a discovery about the narrator, as well as their own misjudgments.

    Length – 3:47
    Age Range -17 to 19

  • The Looking Glass

    STOP What does this mean?

    This graphic but beautifully shot horror is not for the squeamish. The action focuses on a young Muslim girl’s horrific experience following a car crash, where her father is seemingly left unconscious at the wheel, and she finds herself in some kind of nightmarish purgatory.
    Length 04’ 44”
    Aged 12-16

  • The Magic Rockpool

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This delightful claymation tells the story of Jake and Emily who ignore their Grandad’s warnings about the rock pool on the French beach where they are holidaying……luckily a seagull, a snail and Grandma save the day!
    Length 06’ 11”
    Aged 8-10

  • The Map of Life

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Two young people find a map that leads them to treasure. On their journey they have adventures when they meet strange people from other lands. When they find the treasure it is not what it seems.
    Length 08’ 26”
    Age 11

  • The News

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    This atmospheric film noir about a murderer on the loose in Manchester was made by a group of young refugees. Capturing the menacing feeling of being watched, The News follows victims to their fate after reading, what appears to be, a regular daily newspaper.
    Length 04’ 22”
    Aged 14-18

  • The Next Chapter

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A group of Year 6 pupils are preparing for their first day at Secondary School. The film deals with the anticipations about what lies ahead.
    Length 05’00”
    Aged 10-12

  • The Presence

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Emily knows that going out is forbidden but she is curious about the water tower. Her father is very strict & will never talk about what happened to her uncle. One day she creeps out of the house following a mysterious boy to the water tower.
    Length 08’ 24”
    Aged 8-16

  • The Princess & The Pendant

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This charming story tells the tale of a young girl who ignores the wishes of her father and ventures out of Butterfly Land. Where will this lead her and how will it end? The inspiration for this silhouette animation came from the work of 1920s filmmaker Lotte Reiniger.

  • The Return

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A local journalist and ex-student reports an odd smell coming from the college science lab, but what could it be? A funny and gory tale of animated Zombies!
    Length 05’ 45”
    Aged 16

  • The Sadness of King George

    PLAY What does this mean?

    When Weymouth’s 2012 Olympic sailing events are threatened by disaster, only one man can save the day but he’s been dead for a long time.
    Length 3’
    Aged 9-10

  • The Story Seller

    PLAY What does this mean?

    The story seller has three tales of fear as he takes us down the dark alley of terror. When you head into a city’s back streets, you never know who you might meet.
    Length 05’
    Aged 12-18

  • The Woodland

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Rachel is running away from her problems in the woodland. Suffering a bump to the head, she has an extraordinary experience in which she sees the world from a different perspective.
    Length 02’ 59”
    Aged 6-17

  • Three

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Davien and Starelle are great filmmakers on a mission to educate the youth, unfortunately the youth have got their own ideas.
    Length 09’ 42”
    Age 16-19

  • TimeBomb

    PAUSE What does this mean?

    A Young boy faces pressure from his family, peers and teacher. When it all becomes too much, he lashes out with disastrous consequences.
    Length 05’ 43”
    Aged 13-15

  • Tired Ed

    PLAY What does this mean?

    If Ed could, he would sleep all day; Practically sleep walking his way to work, Ed then falls asleep at his desk. A quick forty winks on the way home spirals out of control when his tiredness is mistaken for an anti-war protest outside the Houses of Parliament. Hilarious!
    Length 10’ 30”
    Aged 16-18

  • Too Many Cooks

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Inspired by Edward I visit to Washington in the north of England in 1304, there is pandemonium in the kitchen as the servants await the King’s imminent arrival. For the cook, this is a feast for a King that cannot go wrong. For Mary and Charles, this is the perfect opportunity to settle an old score.
    Length 05’ 23”
    Aged 15-17

  • Trapped

    PLAY What does this mean?

    In this emotional drama, a bullying girl sees how her brother controls his gang & copies his bullying tactics. She brings fear to the local neighbourhood leaving her victims scared & lonely. When parents won’t listen & friends just talk about themselves, where can you turn? The film draws upon personal stories and experiences to focus on the issues of feeling safe on the streets.
    Length 08’ 43”
    Aged 9-11

  • Two Men and Their Ponies

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This is the story of the Welsh mountain ponies, told from the point of view of a local recluse, Paul, who is a leading ecologist and former ballet-dancer. Having hung-up his ballet-shoes, Paul now spends his time in the mountains riding mountain bikes which he says is “the best way to see the ponies”. This creative documentary aims to explore the ancient bond between man and pony and acknowledge the special place the mountain pony has in the heritage and landscape of Wales.
    Length 04’ 56”
    Aged 16-18

  • Tyne Traveller

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Things get exciting when a school history project, to trace his family tree, leads a lad to follow the path of his ancestors on an adventure through time. From the Jarrow march in the 1930s to back as far as the Roman age this time travelling extravaganza leaves no historic North East stone unturned.
    Length 08’ 12”
    Aged 14-17

  • What's in Store ?

    PLAY What does this mean?

    As a caretaker leaves a school, the contents of her store cupboard slowly come to life: mannequins start whispering, shuttlecocks leapfrog, toilet rolls unravel, toy cars race off and sweets escape. Driven by a musical soundtrack made up of real sounds this film brings inanimate objects to life.
    Length 05’ 46”
    Aged 9-10

  • When I Close My Eyes

    PLAY What does this mean?

    This film is an emotional & surreal journey that makes sense when you drift asleep but disappears when you wake. Using images & poetry, this short explores excitement, sadness, fear, anger and joy.
    Length 05 52”
    Age 7-8

  • Where Did All The Bagels Go?

    PLAY What does this mean?

    The Jewish community once had over 20 Kosher bakeries serving the people of Leeds. In 2010, the last traditional kosher bakery in Leeds closed down. How and why did this happen? With insights from the last baker and the local community, we try to find out where did all the bagels go?
    Length 06’ 02”
    Aged 12-16

  • Who Do We Think We Are?

    PLAY What does this mean?

    A friendly alien Bebop lands on earth and spends a week with Eastward Community Primary School where he is welcomed. When his spacecraft lands to take him home, he is happy to go but sad to leave Eastward.
    Length 05’
    Aged 9-11

  • WildSide

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Where is the WildSide? Just off the beaten track, lay stories of wildness abound…
    A pathway leads through the middle of a city, but it is wilder than anything that surrounds it. One journey through the Wildside of the city leads to the revelation of unexpected stories…

    Length – 3:00
    Age – 12-19

  • Zara

    PLAY What does this mean?

    Zara explores a young girls’ struggle to be taken seriously by her Mother in her career intentions against the expectations of both the role of women and that of a Bangladeshi woman.

    Length – 3:00 minutes
    Age – 13- 18