Groups of Young Programmers have sprung up in venues across the UK and can be a great way of encouraging young people to engage with non-mainstream cinema.
This comprehensive training day will look at how to get started, from identifying young people and selecting suitable films, to maintaining a group and ensuring opportunities beyond the project. We will also examine how working with Young Programmers can develop a younger audience for venues year round.
This training event will be held in Dundee during the Discovery Film Festival, a leading event for young people which is partly programmed by the Discovery Young Ambassadors.
Led by Nicola Kettlewood, Head of Education & Learning for the Centre for the Moving Image (incorporating Edinburgh International Film Festival & Filmhouse Cinema), the event will include speakers from venues and festivals across the UK. The full programme will be announced soon.
There will be opportunities to hear about:
Case studies from organisers and young participants of YP groups.
Advice on how to set up your own young programmers groups, including maintaining groups and progression for young people.
Practical advice on ages groups, location, diversity and activities.
Explore the impact of Young Programmers groups on venue income.
Case studies from organisations including:
Chapter Arts, Cardiff
Dundee Contemporary Arts
East End Film Festival, London
Cinemagic, Northern Ireland
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Training sessions will take place from 10.00-17.00, with registration from 9.30. The day will close with a screening of Alena (from 17.00-18.30), introduced by the Discovery Young Ambassadors. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
This training is designed for participants working in film exhibition who have either recently set up a Young Programmers group or are planning to do so. It is important to consider whether your organisation has the capacity to set up and manage a Young Programmers group on a long-term basis.
Advance booking is essential and tickets cost £15. Please book your place via the above green 'Tickets' button.
Please contact your local Film Hub to enquire about bursary support.
This event is supported by BFI FAN’s Young Programmers’ Network and Discovery Film Festival.