DCM shows support to LDN Filmmakers

    Author Phil Jones

DCM is proud to be partnering with Wavemaker and the Government London Association (GLA) to curate two week long LDN Filmmakers workshops for young people in London

LDN Filmmakers is a free fast-track film course designed to help people realise their potential through cinema, celebrating diversity and positive change, and bringing together people who might never normally met, much less have the opportunity to work together. Entrants will be encouraged to share their stories of life in London; perspectives and narratives that might otherwise be overlooked or misrepresented by mainstream media. This initiative seeks to give disadvantaged youth a platform and amplify their voice, challenging negative stereotypes about what it means to be a young person today.

Working with industry-leading mentors, participants will learn how to write, direct and produce their own content, while sharing their own stories of life in London. The course will leave them with both the practical skills and the confidence to pursue a future in the creative industries if they so wish.

The courses, held at Genesis Cinema in Mile End, will show the students how to script, shoot and edit a 3-4 minute film. By the ‘end of the course students will have created six individual films. 

60” trailers of the films will screen across DCM’s London estate, as well as online on a dedicated hub. Behind the scenes content will also be created and posted on grmdaily social channels , leading to a premiere of the films alongside a screening of Blue Story on Sunday 24 November.

Session details

  • Week 1
    • Ages 15-18
    • 21-16 October (Half term)
    • Location: Genesis Cinema, Mile End
  • Week 2
    • Ages 19-22
    • 28 October -1 November (+5 November)
    • Location: Genesis Cinema, Mile End

There’s still time to enter, with the entry deadline extended until 12pm on Thursday 17 October.

Do you know anyone who might be interested in applying? More information can be found  here.