Lost Stations: Digital Art Mentoring Programme
An incredible opportunity for artists, photographers & filmmakers to explore digital art and innovation through a series of tailor-made workshops. Led by digital artist and tutor SAM MEECH. Workshops and masterclasses will offer the chance to learn digital art techniques, develop professional practice and produce work for an exhibition.
BFI Film Academy (Filmmaking 16-19s)
Signal Film and Media is one of 40 regional delivery partner for the BFI Film Academy Regional Network for Cumbria and Lancashire. The BFI Film Academy is a national scheme that aims to identify, nurture, celebrate and showcase the next generation of British film industry talent and give young people who are passionate about film the opportunity to develop the skills and ambition to forge a career in film. Since January 2013 young filmmakers aged 16-19 from Cumbria and Lancashire have taken part in courses covering all aspects of filmmaking and the film industry including programming, script writing, film production and distribution. Those that have been selected have received training from Industry Professionals and worked towards an Arts Award qualification.
#NotWithoutMe, Jan 2016 – Jan ’17
#NotWithoutMe is a project which started in January 2016, it equips looked after teens and some who are about to make the leap into independent living. The project focuses on up-skilling these young adults in various digital skills that they need to get a head-start in life. The project is funded by Carnegie Trust with additional funding by Barrow Community Trust.
Get Digital – Aug 16 – Dec 17
Get Digital is our digital project aimed at young people aged 16-19 years old who live within the Furness Area. Through the project participants will have access to a high standard level of training and further opportunities. All of the workshops are free and located in Barrow.
Signal Cinema – Autumn 16/ Winter 17 Season
The popular Signal Cinema event returns to Barrow this Autumn for a fantastic fifth season of big screen film presentations.
We have the kind support from Children In Need for the delivery of our new film and digital media project, Signal Starters. The project has kicked off with fun and inspiring filmmaking taster days and workshops for primary school children during the half-term school holidays in May 2014. Signal have worked alongside practicing professionals including Zosia Wand (Script-writer) and Russell Peet (Animator) to help in the delivery of these workshops.
Signal is looking for new recruits for a film and digital media project for young people in Barrow this 2016. Cooke’s Crew is a large scale project combing arts, health, inclusion, personal development and education activities for Barrow residents, having run for 3 years through The Inspiring Barrow project, the project has now secured funding through Big Lottery-Awards For all, Cumbria County Council, The Peoples Postcode lottery and The Dulverton Trust.
Signal is excited to be running the brand new weekly film club from September 2016 every Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm until March 2017.