Children Film Society (CFS) invites applications for a training programme on young filmmaking (films by children or those under the ages of 18) from 10 – 12 June 2022. Children Film Society was established in 2022 by the Film Development Board with support from the British Council and Into Film, UK to bring the power of film to young people across the country.
We need youth professionals who are interested to facilitate young filmmaking in their communities and localities. CFS is thus organising a three-day intensive training to realise a new cohort of mentors who can guide schools, educators, students, and young people in their communities to take up filmmaking as a platform for critical engagement, learning and collaboration.
The workshops are facilitated by Camera Sika mentors, who were trained by UK experts in 2019-2020. They will help selected participants learn how to implement CFS’s standard curriculum through a five-day workshop for young people. Aside from learning how to train in young film production, participants can expect to enhance their knowledge and skills in mentoring, safeguarding, grant writing and related topics. This will help the graduating trainers with their personal and professional ambitions to empower young people through film in the future. They will also be enabled by resources, expert mentoring, and grant opportunities after the training to create original films to showcase with CFS’s envisioned festival event in 2022.
Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on 5 June 2022.
How to Apply?
Please use the registration form here to submit your application. Questions in the form have been listed in the Application Guide which you can download below.
Please make sure to read through the Application Guide before filling out the form. If any questions remain unanswered, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us at least 48 hours to respond to your queries.
If Google Forms is not accessible for you then you may us a video no more than 5 minutes covering all the questions asked in the form. See the Application Guide for more information.
This opportunity is for youth (under 40 years of age) who are based in Nepal and are at least 19 years of age at the time of the application. To be assessed for placement your application needs to be submitted by the deadline either via the Google Forms or in video format.
Professional understanding of media production, filmmaking, photography, arts education, education, and other related fields is not required but preferred.
To produce a national and inclusive roster of participants we expect to select at least two participants from each province, including Bagmati to cover candidates residing outside the Kathmandu Valley. We highly encourage women, gender minorities (LGBTIQA+) and people from ethnic minority communities to apply for this opportunity.
There are no costs involved. Out of Valley participants will receive cover for travel, accommodation, meals, and other costs related to their involvement in the programme.
How will we select the participants?
CFS has enlisted a panel of judges to review each application. They will be grading the responses based on the following categories:
Purpose: you are required to write a short statement of purpose on how you will benefit from this opportunity and share tentative details of how you may apply the learning with a collaborator in your community/locality/region. Judges will be looking for commitment and motivation to continue working with young film after the training is provided.
Background/experience: you will be asked to share about yourself in the form. Please use this section to tell us who you are, what you do. Share with us examples of work with young people or any activity where you exhibited leadership in your community. Judges will be looking for active leaders who are interested applying new tools to benefit their community’s young people.
Placements are competitive. Selected participants will receive an email by 7 June 2022 about their placement.