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Screening your film

Exhibiting a film is that rewarding moment where all of your students' hard work can be showcased.

We’d love it if you could upload your films to YouTube and post the hyperlink in the Comments section so we can enjoy each other’s films. Here’s a reminder of how to do it.

Sustainability isn’t just about the production of the film itself. Naturally, our focus on sustainability also extends to the exhibition phase of the process as we begin to consider the fourth step in our Five-Step Filmmaking process – Exhibit.

Exhibition should be one of the most exciting parts of the filmmaking process. After all, you’ve created your film, put all that hard work into making it the best it can be, so sitting down to watch it with others is a pleasurable and rewarding moment. Young people especially can take immense pride in their work when shared with parents and the rest of the school community. Our video above explores the way piracy can devalue both the film-watching experience, and impact on the creatives behind a film, be they major studios or independent young filmmakers. We just love the screening that directing duo Dario and Dom put on for their parents!

Throughout this course, we’ve shared a multitude of young people’s films, and most of them were winners or runners up in our Film of the Month competition. We’d love to see some of your young people’s creations, so check out the guidelines, and when you’re ready, send them over for a chance for them to be showcased on our YouTube channel and more!

Let’s think for a moment on what we’ve learnt about sustainable practices. How we can we use those ideas to make the exhibition experience even more enriching, by ensuring it considers sustainability?

  • What aspects of the screening experience could be made more sustainable (think location, posters, tickets, refreshments etc)?
  • What considerations would you need to take into account for your cohort of learners?
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