Free Filmmaking & Animation Workshops

Keep an eye out for new & exciting projects!

A number of films made by our Signal Starters have been recognised internationally. The animated short film ‘The Day Before Christmas’ made by our Signal Starters film club in December 2016 with mentor Karen Bird, was selected for screening at the 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival. Animation ‘The Lost Roar’, also made in December 2016, recently beat over 3,000 entires to be awarded the clapperboard for Best Children’s Film in International Section at the Zoom. 12 Film Festival in Slovenia! 


Our recent Christmas Online Signal Starters ‘Winter Wonderland’ was a brilliant success! Check out some of the work that was created below! 

Over three days, participants worked with Artist and Filmmaker, Sophie Mahon, on a host of festive activities to improve their digital and creative skills. This included stop motion animation, Glitch Art and photo editing amongst others! It was lots of fun and we can’t wait to share more projects and activites with you soon!


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Signal Starters, now in its fourth successful year, gives 8-11 year olds the opportunity to work with film industry professionals and make their own films and animations.

Participants work on filmming techniques, story creating, model-making, set design and stop motion animation techniques. With filmmakers and Signal Staff the group have the opportunity to communicate creative ideas, develop new digital skills and form new friendships!

At Signal we really enjoy delivering the Signal Starters project as it gives us an opportunity to nurture and develop children from the community in understanding creative digital skills and introduce them to the possibilities of the creative industries and positive role models!”

– Sophie Broadgate, Workshop Leader



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