Festival invites children to make films

By Sam Acourt in Entertainment

Free filmmaking workshops are on offer at the Trans­ition Film Festival.

The workshops are open to all children and young people, aged seven and above, during the festival based around Totnes from tomorrow to Sunday.

South Hams district councillors Jacqi Hodson, John Green and Robert Vint have secured funding for the four workshops.

A spokesman said: ‘During what promises to be a busy weekend, which explores and offers solutions to climate change, environment issues and sustainability through the beauty of film, children and young people have the chance to explore the art of filmmaking with experienced storytellers and filmmakers.

‘Those who attend can discover how to create an animated film. They can learn to write their own scripts, tell their own stories and direct their own movies.’

Acclaimed film director, Nathilde Overrein Rapp from Jellyfish Productions in Buckfastliegh, is offering two of the workshops, for ages seven to 11 and 12 to 16.

Attendees will create a short film story, storyboard, act, direct and film their own work in a two-hour workshop. 

Emilio Mula, a highly skilled animation film maker, will run a workshop in stop motion animation. Attendees will need access to either a digital camera or mobile phone to make pictures, and their favourite toys to bring them to life.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at this workshop.

Inez Aponte will be completing a storytelling workshop. In this workshop, attendees will discover the art of storytelling, structure, imagery and metaphor.

No experience is needed for the workshops. To book a place for one or more, visit www.dartington.org or pop into the Book Shop on Totnes High Street.

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