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Exploring Films, Exploring Issues - Webinars and Online Workshops

Tuesday 6 Oct 2020 (All day) to Thursday 15 Oct 2020 (All day)
Admission: 
FREE

As part of the Shortcut Short Films Big Issues project, the Creative Learning Centres present a series of engaging webinars and online workshops.

 

The Creative Learning Centres are very excited to announce the launch of the Exploring Films, Exploring Issues - Post Primary Shortcut Programme. This is a timely opportunity to engage in a series of Q&A Webinars and Workshops focused around World Mental Health day on the 10th October.

 

Tuesday, October 6th

 A Q&A webinar with Cornelius Walker, the subject of Oscar-nominated short documentary, Black Sheep

4.30pm - 5.30pm 

Commissioned by newspaper The Guardian, Black Sheep is an intensely personal short film exploring the racism Walker experienced in his youth and the astonishing ways he fundamentally changed himself in response to it.

We will be focusing on the camera as a tool of empowerment in highlighting the issues of racism, identity and peer pressure but also as an opportunity for activism now and us all to be the change.

This webinar is open for educators and young people to attend and get involved with. Book your place

 

Wednesday, October 7th

A Q&A webinar with Mirjam Marks, director of Girl of 672K, and the subject of the film, Annegien Schilling

4:30pm - 6.00pm

Girl of 672K provides a glimpse into the life of the 16-year-old Annegien Schilling who has a huge online following because of her beautiful surrealist self-portraits.

We will discuss with Marks and Schilling Girl of 672k as an important learning tool for the youth of today, how it tells Annegiens story and highlights the social media pressures and issues young people will identify with.

This webinar is open for educators and young people to attend and get involved with. Book your place

 

Thursday, October 8th

A Q&A webinar with Sylvia Le Fanu, director of Adnan's Father

4.30pm -  5.30pm

The short film Adnan’s Father explores the relationship of father and son in this story about navigating a new country, language and cultures.

We will discuss the filmmaking process, where this story originated but also how it highlights the refugee crisis across Europe. The impact this had on society in challenging perspectives, and the responsibility we all have to respond to others in a mindful positive way.

This webinar is open for educators and young people to attend and get involved with. Book your place

 

Monday, October 12th

Bruiser Theatre - Addressing Mental Health Through Drama

4.00pm - 5.00pm

In this hour-long session we’ll be covering how to address mental health creatively with young people. From creating a safe space, right through to practical exercises that will cultivate confidence around this taboo subject.

Led by Peter Heenan from Bruiser Theatre Company, you’ll leave with workshop activities and the confidence to begin using Drama as a tool to affect real change. The workshop will also look at the award winning short film Black Sheep and the issues it addresses.

This webinar is open to anyone who works with young people in a school or youth/community setting. Book your place

 

Tuesday, October 13th

Aspirational Portraits - Compositing With Phtoshop

4.00pm - 5.00pm

This online workshop will take you through how to create digital portraits inspired by Annegien Schilling (Girl of 627k) and her work “The Dream Diaries”. It will explore how digital art can be used to allow young people to express themselves and visualise their own stories, hopes, dreams and aspirations.

You will be introduced to using Photoshop for basic photo editing and compositing including selecting, masking, using layers, blending and lighting effects. We will also look at how to apply these skills to free Photoshop apps that can be used by young people on their own mobile phones or tablets.

This workshop would be of particular interest to Art, Media Studies and ICT teachers but is open to anyone who works in a school environment or works with young people in a youth/community setting in Northern Ireland.

This webinar is open to anyone who works with young people in a school or youth/community setting. Book your place 

 

Wednesday, October 14th

A Story of Shorts - A Beginners' Guide to Writing Narratives for Short Films

4.00pm - 5.00pm

This online workshop will explore narrative and screenwriting techniques used in the creation of short films such as Adnan’s Father. We will be examining how to develop stories from initial ideas, how different themes can under pin narrative and shape characters and how to keep short stories captivating for audiences.

This workshop would be of particular interest to Moving Image Arts teachers but is open to anyone who works in a school environment or works with young people in a youth/community setting in Northern Ireland.

Please register for the Shortcut website and watch Adnan's Father prior to the workshop.

This webinar is open to anyone who works with young people in a school or youth/community setting. Book your place

 

Wednesday, October 14th

Voicing Activism: Creating Podcasts in BandLab for Education

4.00pm - 5.00pm

This online workshop will look at the podcast task from the Girl of 672k lesson plan designed to approach the issue of social media, image and mental health and will take you through the practicalities of delivering the activity with students.

This webinar is open to anyone who works with young people in a school or youth/community setting. Book your place

 

Thursday, October 15th

Emotive Camera & Lighting Techniques - Adnan's Father

4.00pm - 5.00pm

This online workshop will explore the camera and lighting techniques used in Adnan’s Father, a short film depicting the story of Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, who has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan, Directed by Sylvia Le Fanu.

This webinar is open to anyone who works with young people in a school or youth/community setting. Book your place

 

 

Admission
FREE