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Youth Filmmaking Project with Kimberley O’Neill



29 July 2020

Youth Filmmaking Project with Kimberley O’Neill

We are on the lookout for 13-18 year olds based in and around Berwick, to be part of a youth filmmaking project during August 2020.

In the last 4 months we all have shared experiences of the lockdown, as it changed our day-to-day lives in surprising ways and altered our relationship with the places we live. In this project, the young filmmakers will draw on their personal stories from lockdown, focusing on some of the more curious, funny and bizarre moments of quarantine life. These anecdotes will be used as a starting point for the group to produce a new collaborative video, reflecting on, re-imagining and re-locating our experiences of these strange times for the big screen.

Participants will work together (remotely) in collaboration with the artist Kimberley O’Neill, who will lead online workshops exploring experimental video techniques and lo-fi mobile phone filmmaking. Over a 3 week period in August, the workshops will guide participants through the process of developing ideas, selecting and creating things to film, shooting video and recording sound.

The project is free to attend and any additional equipment needed will be provided by BFMAF.

The finished video will premiere online at the 16th edition of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival this September.

Dates of workshops*:

  • Saturday 8 August, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 11 August, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Saturday 15 August, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 18 August, 10.30am – 12pm
  • Saturday 22 August, 10.30am – 12pm

*All workshops will take place using Zoom and will be password protected. The workshops will be led by Chloë Smith, BFMAF Education Coordinator and Kimberley O’Neill, Artist and Filmmaker.

How to get involved:

If your child(ren) would like to participate, please email Chloë at

All participants will require the consent of a parent or guardian to take part.