Platinum Jubilee Filming

We’ve now recruited 8 young people to make films about the #PlatinumJubilee celebrations in the borough of Ashford. Many congratulations to Asa, Brooke, Ellie, George, Kaden, Megan, Nathan and Sam – and many thanks to @sk8side for helping with the recruitment.

We have also matched each young person with a project to follow: the Ashford Tree Trail (Kaden), the Big Lunch in Ashford (Nathan and Sam), Kent and East Sussex Railway and rocking horse exhibition in Tenterden (Brooke and Ellie), various events in Appledore and Hamstreet (George), and the Woodchurch Carnival (Asa and Megan). Many thanks to all the organisers who have agreed to be interviewed about their preparations. #letscreate @Arts Council England @Kent Community Foundation

Funder Films visited a planning meeting for the Woodchurch Carnival to make a training video for the project. Many thanks to Pat Byrne for your help with this.

Ashford Jubilee 2022: a thank you to the Queen on film

Time to celebrate with the Queen! Really delighted to announce a new project that’s going to be happening in super-quick time. Ashford Jubilee 2022: a thank you to the Queen on film! 

Funder Films CIC will be commissioning eight young film-makers to help with this project over the next month, asking them to document some of the celebrations that are happening in June both in Ashford town centre and the surrounding villages. Not just the celebrations but also preparations for the celebrations. 

The project is funded by the Arts Council Let’s Create Jubilee fund. For more details please see the press release. Please also see the press release if you’re a young film-maker (or even not so young) and would be keen to take part.