County Wexford Youth Film Project celebrates its 10th year 24/10/15 : the chronicle.ie

County Wexford Youth Film Project celebrates its 10th year 24/10/15

| October 24, 2015

County Wexford Youth Film Project is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The project was initiated in 2005 by Wexford County Council, in partnership with St. Michael’s Theatre and The Arts Council. Hundreds of young people from across the county have participated since then – writing, acting in and shooting their own short films.

The County Wexford Youth Film Project is based in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross. The project trains young people aged 13 – 20 in the art of filmmaking and provides them with an opportunity for creative expression through an accessible and exciting medium. All of the films produced are either written or devised by the participants, and reflect themes and issues relevant to the young peoples’ lives.

The project was initiated during 2005 as a partnership initiative between The Arts Department of Wexford County Council, The Arts Council and St. Michael’s Theatre. Filmmaker Terence White currently directs the programme.

Each year, films from the project receive their premiere at our Wexford Widescreen Youth Film Festival in St. Michael’s Theatre, which was launched in 2012, and project films have also been screened at international film festivals and on television.

The project has always made accessibility and inclusion one of its main aims. There have been several integrated projects over the years, including productions involving young Travellers, teenagers with a physical or intellectual and projects involving asylum seekers.

Courses cover all of the key areas involved in filmmaking: screen writing, camera operation, sound recording, acting for screen, directing and postproduction.

The project has expanded to other areas in the county over the last few years, with courses also taking place in the Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy and in Gorey Library.

Any teenagers interested in taking part can email wexfordyouthfilm@gmail.com or call l St. Michael’s Theatre on 051 421255.

For more information about County Wexford Youth Film Project visit facebook.com/WexfordYouthFilm, where all the free filmmaking courses are publicised.

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