Regular Film Screening
Each month we organise a film screening carefully selected from different part of the world to understand and educate ourselves on modern film world.
Organising workshop and seminars on film
Publish film magazine “Fade In”
Organise Film session/Festival
Films screened at the festival and carefully chosen and are particularly appropriate for families to enjoy, and provides a safe environment to come out and enjoy such cultural opportunities. Films we screened are specially managed through intensive networking are not available otherwise like in cinema, online or DVD. We are targeting audiences who usually do not visit cinema at all or very rarely. They are included Asian families, Asian Women and Young Adult. Every year we select opening movie very carefully and make sure it is appropriate for all viewers including the group mentioned above. All films we screened at festival has English sub-title.
1) A key target group of the festival is the local population that otherwise would have no access to such films. A number of films screened are particularly appropriate for families to enjoy together, and the festival venues provide a safe environment for someone to come out and enjoy such cultural opportunities. The festival also aims to attract all audiences interested in discovering foreign films, and to market the festival to them.
2) One of our aim is to attract family audiences particularly Bangladeshi including women who usually never visit a cinema baring from social and religion reason. Content of normal movie like hugging, kissing which they feel unsuitable to watch with family. The films in their native language will attract them.
3) Films from different language will also attract audiences from those spoken language community in London.
Film workshop and film making courses
Every year we organise film making training courses which includes theory and practical film making process. This course usually lasted about 16 week with 3 hours session and three sessions in each week. Through this training courses local young adult, unemployed people learn about all aspects of film making. At the end of the course all participate makes a short film of their own and gain valuable experience on individual film making skills. This skills help them to get self confinement to start work on their own.
This workshop will provide hands on practical training on the techniques and appreciation of film production, including creative writing (script writing). Children will learn the basic theory of film making and will write their own script to make a short film as part of the project.
At the end of the project, all film will be screened inviting children, parents and guests where every participant will receive certificates and copy of their films.
The content of each film will be planned, created and implemented by workshop participants and entirely composed of young people, which is covering educational and entertainment needs to fit the targeted age groups.
Participating children who are going to benefit from this project are mainly from ethnic minority backgrounds. Most of the participants first language is not English. The family social value and circumstances often make them isolated and not comfortable participating in regular main stream activities. Their needs are different than other local children given their ethnicity and cultural background. London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where the project will take place is one of the most deprived boroughs in UK. Most of the children who will benefited are also from poor and disadvantaged families in the area. House hold annual income and the educational level are lower than the national average. Often parents are unable to take them to the cinema. Almost 50% of those children never visited the cinema or do not go to cinema regularly.
Practical film production
We have produced following films through training
Towards the root (1996), Uttal Dingulo (2006), Bangladesh’71 (2007), Sub-let (2009), Ferry (2011), Before Marriage (2011), Tale of Fire & Water (2011), Remote Control (2012)
Women’s Film Conference
To involve them more actively, we are also planning to have a daylong workshop for women’s only to attract women in such activities. During this workshop they will have opportunities to talk opening in women only environment with others including professionals. To encourage women to participate more closely, we will announce a best women director which will be selected by the workshop participant women only. The workshop also will lead to help women for a professional development which is available all year round through Rainbow Film Society.