First Light in South Asia
13 September 2013
Following a successful visit to the Children’s International Film Festival of Bangladesh in January 2013, First Light is returning to South Asia during September 2013 – this time delivering filmmaking workshops for young people in India and Bangladesh.
This opportunity, made possible with a partnership with the British Council, will help to support the development of new filmmaking skills for young people and replicate the work that First Light successfully delivers across the UK.
FLIC Project Manager, Daniel Smith is travelling to India to deliver two-day workshops focusing on story development and pre-production. Working with local filmmakers, Daniel will facilitate these two-day workshops for 15 young people aged 13 to 18 in Bengaluru and Kolkata.
The groups in each place will learn about film, develop new skills in filmmaking and, by the end of their two-day session, have created a short film. The local filmmakers will then continue to support the young people in their filmmaking activities and encourage them to continue to develop skills.
From India, Daniel will then travel on to Bangladesh and will be joined by Nina Jones, a freelance filmmaker that has supported a number of successful FLIC projects, to deliver a more intensive filmmaking programme for 15 18-21 years olds in Cox’s Bazar.
Over seven days, the young people will be taken through the whole production process from story development to editing and distribution. At the end of the programme, a series of masterclasses, including directing and editing will be made available for participants to develop skills further and to allow a wider group of young people to be involved.
We’ll keep you up to date with all of the activities – and hope to bring you a series of video diaries from the young people – why not also check out the FLIC blog