SIGNAL STARTERS

Free Filmmaking & Animation Workshops for 8-11 year olds

Next Celebration event: 12th Dec
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Next full course: Christmas 2018
Next taster session: February 2019

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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!

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 in 2017. 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 in 2018! 

For more information on Signal Starters, please call us on 01229 838 592 or email Sophie Broadgate on sophie@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk

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, Signal Film & Media Project Manager

UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebration Event: Join us on 12th December from 4pm (doors) to celebrate all the fantastic work created in the last year by our Signal Starters filmmakers (and see behind the scenes too!) CLICK THE BLUE BUTTON ABOVE TO RSVP!

Film in a Week: A 4-day workshop where you get to make an animated movie during the Christmas Holidays! Applications opening very shortly!

Important information

Workshops take place at Signal Film and Media, Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey road, Barrow, LA14 5QR

Lunch is provided on the premises.

Additional staff are on hand for pastoral support, supervision is only during the workshop and break times

Children must have an identified adult drop them off and pick them up, so please state on the applcation form. If this is not possible, please let us know in advance.

Illustrations by Kate Brunskill (Wolf Town)

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signal starters behind the scenes

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