Students in the Year 10 GCSE Film Studies class have been working with Steve Swindon from TAPE Community Film to plan and create a film festival, linked to the five ways to wellbeing (as identified by Mind charity). They have paired each of the ‘five ways’ to a film that we feel represents that area of wellbeing, as follows:
Be active: Bend It Like Beckham (7pm, 8th July)
Take notice: About Time (2pm, 9th July)
Learn: I, Daniel Blake (7pm, 9th July)
Connect: Her (2pm, 10th July)
Give: Pride (7pm, 10th July)
The film festival will take place at TAPE studios and cinema over the weekend of 8th to 10th July and is a FREE event. Alongside the 5 films we will be showing, there will be community events taking place including a food bank drive, t-shirt decorating, penalty shootouts with a player from Colwyn Bay FC, and talks from the local food bank and Mind charity. We have been extremely fortunate to secure exclusive Q&As for the students with Dave Johns (lead in I, Daniel Blake) and Matthew Warchus (the film Pride), who are giving up their time for free to get involved with the event.
Student, Eimear Teasdale said, “Being part of the team to create the Film Festival has been such an amazing experience. From seeing our ideas come to life to recording our own podcast, it has all been such a blast. I’ve learnt so many different skills from this project and I’m so thankful to be a part of it. I can’t wait to see it all come to life!”
This has been a fantastic learning opportunity for the students, who have taken responsibility for every part of the planning process, including writing and recording a radio advert and podcast about the event!
Student, Caitlin Bottomley said “I’ve really enjoyed working with people in my class and hearing everyone’s creative ideas. I am finding this whole experience amazing as it is something new and it will be a massive push in my social and communication skills, which since COVID have been a bit dusty, I’m very excited and seeing our logo on clothes and actually being used is quite surreal. Roll on July the 8th!!”
Follow the link below to book your tickets, or find them on Facebook and Instagram at Five Ways Film Festival for updates about the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-five-ways-film-festival-bend-it-like-beckham-20th-anniversary-tickets-352474068427