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York Inclusive Young Filmmakers

York Inclusive Young Filmmakers was a pioneering new project developed by Accessible Arts and Media in partnership with the Yorkshire Film Archive. Opportunities were provided for students with and without disabilities and their teachers to work alongside professional filmmakers and archivists to develop skills in film making.

Mainstream and SEN students worked alongside teachers and each other in a way of working that meant they could succeed as equal partners.

Two young people filming with a camera.

After much practice behind and in front of the camera, the group were eventually split into two mixed groups from the two schools who went on to devise, act, shoot and record their very own films, based on a theme of fairness.

As part of the project Accessible Arts and Media supplied a number of follow up support sessions. These sessions assist the schools with any problems or difficulties they’ve encountered along the way so that they can continue film making.

If you are interested in running a similar workshop at your school or with your community group then please contact us.