Glasgow Film Theatre
Funding round:
2017 Round 1

Glasgow Film Theatre

GFT Mantle of the Expert (MoE): The Film Festival

We are Glasgow Film Theatre. We want to give as many children as possible the opportunity to engage with film. We run a year-round schools programme and last year reached over 10,000 children.

We are delighted to have received investment from the Royal Bank of Scotland Skills & Opportunities Fund to get our GFT Mantle of the Expert (MoE): The Film Festival off the ground.

Our vision is to create in-school mini film festivals alongside four Glasgow schools.

Teachers will come to Glasgow Film Festival Schools Week to see how it's done, then use their new enterprise-based skills to work with their pupils to develop their own in-school film festivals.

The children will learn a range of enterprise, financial planning and film-making skills to allow them to programme, promote and deliver their own festival.

The funding will be used for artist-educators to work alongside schools to help them create the film festivals. 120 pupils and their teachers will learn about film programming and will create the four festivals, 30 members of teaching staff will receive training to help them deliver creative lessons in future and a total of 1,000 pupils will benefit overall.