Are you a community group with a big idea?

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You can apply for one of your members to receive free training and access to Mareel's state of the art edit suite! Deadline Monday 17 April 2017.

The project consists of four free training days spread across the next few months, four hours of one-to-one support and access to equipment and facilities for one group member who can then feed this back to the rest of the group.

Saturday 22nd April, 10am - 4pm - Storytelling

Saturday 13th May, 10am - 4pm - Technical training

Saturday 27th May, 10am - 4pm - Editing

Saturday 1st July, 10am - 4pm - Finishing

Not only will the resulting films be shown through online channels such as Facebook and Youtube, the best of the films will be also be screened as trailers at Mareel's cinemas and will qualify for entry into Screenplay, Shetland Arts film festival.

If your group would like to be involved, have a think about how you would use film to benefit your community and download the application form below, pick one up from Mareel or fill in the form below! No previous filmmaking experience is necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact Cara McDiarmid, Creative Project Manager, at [email protected]

Application Form

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"We're completely open to suggestions, and we're really looking for creative ideas. If you want to make a film that highlights what your group does, or issues you think are important, we want to hear from you. You'll get training on how to make develop ideas into a short film and all the technical processes involved. We need camera operators, scriptwriters, composers, editors...and plenty of enthusiasm and creativity!"

Bryan Peterson
Head of Shetland Arts Creative Opportunities