YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES We deliver free online training and courses in filmmaking and creative digital media for children and young people aged 8-19 during the Covid-19 outbreak. Click on each box to find out more CURRENT PROJECTS SIGNAL STARTERS 8-11 years Supported by BBC Children in Need, Signal Starters is our creative course for 8-11 year olds, open to children from the Furness area who are keen to get hands on with filmmaking and animation. COOKE'S CREW 11-15 years Cooke's Crew is a free rolling course for 11-15yr olds from the Furness area that introduces different processes in filmmaking – from ideas generation and scriptwriting to production, set design, camera, sound and editing. Get experimental whilst learning a variety of creative digital media skills! GET DIGITAL 16-19 years (up to 25 yrs LDD/SEN) Creative digital media workshops for 16-19 year olds from the Furness area to learn hands-on skills in photography, filmmaking and digital art. Encouraging experimentation & creative BFI FILM ACADEMY 16-19 years An accredited filmmaking course for 16-19 year olds across Cumbria and North Lancashire, working with industry professionals to create a short film and gain professionally-recognised qualifications. PAST HIGHLIGHTS YOUTH COLLECTIVE 16 - 20 yrs (up to 25 yrs LDD/SEN) The Youth Collective offers an exciting year-round programme of skills workshops, Masterclasses with Industry Professionals, film screenings and much more! ANIMATE AUTISM Supporting Cumbria Hate Crime Week Commissioned by Police Crime Commissioner Peter McCall for Cumbria Hate Crime Week #NOTWITHOUTME A CARING INITIATIVE Looked-after young people tell the world about their needs and the challenges they face through film Furness and South Cumbrian children in care were given cameras to record their experiences and thoughts as part of an innovative new project. FAMILY-FRIENDLY DROP-IN WORKSHOPS Suitable for all ages We don't currently have any standalone workshops running but please keep checking back here. RUNNER READY 17-19 yrs FREE film & TV training programme for underrepresented budding young filmmakers age 17+ looking to get a start in the industry through set & production running. WORK EXPERIENCE 14yr-old young people join us from local schools We've hosted young people from local secondary schools in the South Furness area to join us for Work Experience weeks. Click to read their blogs about their experiences here.