Youth Film Challenge: developing literacy and numeracy levels for young offenders through film
21 March 2013
FLIC is delivering a summer film programme for youth offending teams across the UK in support of the Unitas Summer Arts Colleges programme.
Youth Film Challenge will support groups of young offenders (typically 10 per group) to develop a range of transferable skills by engaging in positive activities and making their own short films.
Over five days, young people will learn how to make their own short films, which will focus on a theme chosen by them. All of the activity will support the requirements of the Arts Award programme, with the added bonus of using film as a tool for recording evidence.
Supported by a professional filmmaker, the pupils will be guided through the film production process and will learn a variety of skills in different roles including director, producer, scriptwriter, actor and editor. Each activity will have learning outcomes based around developing literacy and numeracy skills.
The programme will culminate in a celebratory screening of the films and presentation of the Arts Award certificates for the young people, their friends and family.
Youth Film Challenge will:
- Provide opportunities to develop literacy and numeracy skills through a structured programme of filmmaking activities
- Help young people to develop a range of transferable skills including communication, teamwork and responsibility
- Assist YOTs with preparing activities that directly support the achievement of Arts Award accreditation
- Target under-achievers, young people not in education, training or employment and disadvantaged young people
- Increase young people’s confidence and aspirations, improving their ability to re-engage with education, training or employment
FLIC is a registered practitioner on the Summer Arts College artists’ directory and we have supported a number of YOTs across the UK including Bedfordshire, Bracknell, Sutton, Wakefield and Wrexham.
We are now taking bookings for these workshops from youth offending teams across England and Wales in receipt of funding from Unitas or those that would like to book an independent programme.
Complete the expression of interest form above or if you require more information, contact Daniel Smith to find out more on 0121 224 7511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the links below to watch two films made by young offenders as part of previous FLIC summer YOT workshops.