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*FREE FILM MAKING WORKSHOPS youth club & youth theatre*FREE FILM MAKING WORKSHOPS youth club & youth theatre*FREE FILM MAKING WORKSHOPS youth club & youth theatre*FREE FILM MAKING WORKSHOPS youth club & youth theatre

*small fee for Animation Clubs

About Us

OUR FILM CLUBS

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  • Kent Film Foundation uses Film and Arts to build confidence and aspirations in young people.
  • We also use film clubs as a social environment to create safe spaces to nurture new interests and talents. 
  • Often children have skills they are totally unaware of that can be used for a career based in film, media, arts, theatre, music and any digital medium in many cases where schools and teachers have no idea their skills might fit. 
  • With all arts based jobs and careers, academia is not always relevant to the skills needed and we have launched many young people into worthwhile career paths where they thought they had no opportunities open to them. 
  • We also use our film clubs to build on confidence to engage all kinds of working futures where young people have gone on to become electricians, veterinary assistants, plumbers or simply re-engage in education purely because of their experience at one of our film clubs. 

Fun Experience with Filmmakers

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All our  film mentors are from professional arts and media backgrounds. We also invite special speakers from the world of film/media/theatre/arts from both in front of the camera and behind. Guest speakers have included world class arts practitioners as well as BAFTA/Oscar winners from the world of film and television who are successful but come from humble beginnings.

Range of Film Clubs

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Our current clubs include:  

The Girl's Film Club (boys welcome see below) (ages 13-19)

The LGBT Youth Film & Social Club (Ages 15 - 18)

YOUTH THEATRE (ages 13 - 19)

In Association with The Animation Company we also offer:

Saturday Stop-Frame Animation Lego Club (Ages 5-12 ) 

Young People's Animation Club (11-16).

film clubs

Free Girl's Film Club (boys welcome, see below for details)

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WEDNESDAYS 

(Term Time Only)

Girls Aged 13 - 19 

No Film Skills Needed

10 Cliff Street, Ramsgate CT11 9HS 

5.30 - 7.00pm

(Boys with film skills & genuine interest in film career welcome)

FREE Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Youth Film & Social Club

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MONDAYS 

(Term Time Only)

Ages 15 - 19

Venue 10 Cliff Street

RAMSGATE CT11 9HS

5.30 - 7.00pm 

LGBT youth club

FREE Youth Theatre

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WEDNESDAYS 

(Term Time Only)

For Youth Aged 13-19

No experience needed

10 Cliff Street, Ramsgate CT11 9HS

5.30 - 7.00pm

Kids Stop-Frame Lego Animation Club

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SATURDAYS  

1 - 5pm

Ages 5 - 11

10 Cliff Street, Ramsgate CT11 9HS

Small Fee inc Concessions

(In association with the 

Animation Company)


Animation Club 11-16yrs

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WEDNESDAYS  

4 .00 - 5.30PM

Ages 11 -  16

10 Cliff Street, Ramsgate CT11 9HS

Small Fee inc Concessions

(In association with the 

Animation Company)

Special Event Screenings

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Regular special events screening. events featuring guest speakers.

See Events Page

History

How it all began

Kent Film Foundation began as a not-for-profit arm of a film production company based in Thanet, Kent an area of high deprivation and where young people also suffer from "Poverty of Opportunity". A group of filmmakers attached a training element to a series of feature film shoots. This successfully fed talented young people through and into film school, universities and drama schools for those interested in careers in media. None of them had thought about what kind of work they might do and a number of them had little academic ability and for this reason the clubs also inspire young people to get more engaged with their local community and find jobs doing something they enjoy. 

This inspired one of the filmmakers who had also grown up in poverty herself, into founding Kent Film Foundation in to an organisation with charitable status in the hope of hiring professional filmmakers to mentor young people in film workshops that would be FREE to participants.

Building confidence has also resulted in young people merely looking towards work as a positive part of life in itself and by the experience in arts projects in general, members have gone on to look at training in all kinds of trades and not just the arts. We have inspired as many young plumbers, veterinary nurses and electricians as we have film practitioners. 

Since its inception the charity has an excellent and proven track record in achieving its outcomes. Most recently receiving a prestigious nomination in the Colyer Fergusson 50th Anniversary Awards in the category "Unlocking Opportunities"

Aiming High. A film made by young filmmakers about Ian Payne wheelchair tennis player.
Aiming High. A film made by young filmmakers about Ian Payne wheelchair tennis player.

special event screenings

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THE SILENCE OF OTHERS Screened in association with film production company Violet Pictures we present our first MONTHLY DOC' SOCIETY screening.

 

This critically acclaimed documentary is the winner of 35+ international prizes including the prestigious Goya (Spain's Academy Award) for Best Feature Documentary and the Grand Jury Award at world renowned Sheffield Doc Fest. It is Executive Produced by Pedro Almodovar and is the second documentary feature from Emmy  winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar

GRANVILLE CINEMA RAMSGATE

Sunday 26th January Time TBC 

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FREE THEATRE/FILM CLUBS

Youth Film/Theatre Clubs and Regular Film Screenings

HUGE Thanks to current Funders for supporting our Charity

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Supporters from over the past 24 months

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Some of Our Past/Present Partners

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Some of Our Past/Present Partners (continued)

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