Framed Film Festival - Barbican

The Barbican is running the Framed Film Festival, a new annual festival of cinema screenings and learning activities for young people. They have some exciting events coming up which we'd like to tell you about, including screenings specifically programmed for teenagers, and events for those who are interested in a career in the film industry.

Their Framed FOCUS programme for young people aged between 12-18 features an incredible selection of films for, and about, young people and their experiences - from grafitti artists in New York City and ex-gang members in Birmingham, to champion athletes and musicians during the Second World War.

On Sunday 18th November, in partnership with BAFTA, they are hosting an event with Sally El Hosaini (director of My Brother the Devil, released in UK cinemas last week) and Mat Whitecross (Spike Island). They will be talking about how they got involved in filmmaking, and offering advice for other young people on how to get their careers started.

This is a Film London project aimed at outreach to those that might not normally come to events such as this, and we are really keen to reach as many people as we can, especially the young people of London. We have young people screenings at venues across London, so please visit our website for details on your nearest venue - Barbican Framed Film Festival. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass on the message.

For those of you that work with younger children, they also have an excellent programme of films and events for children and families, including a workshop with Aardman Animation, the team behind Wallace and Gromit and Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! Please see their website for details - Barbican Framed Families

As always, get involved and spread the word!