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*FREE FILM MAKING WORKSHOPS youth club & older people

*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 and to help older people learn new digital skills and tackle isolation and loneliness at the same time.
  • 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 (ages 13-19)

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

The Silver Screen Film Club (Over55's, retired/isolated elderly).  

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).

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, 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.

Since its inception the organisation has run regular film clubs  as well as one-off individual programmes such as "Autism in the Frame" for youth on the spectrum, "Love Shouldn't Hurt" where Dover Youth Theatre made a film aimed at teenage girls, supported by Oasis Domestic Abuse Service and "Aiming High/" a short film made by youth with disabilities about young paralympian hopefuls.

We have also been commissioned to run programmes for various disengaged youth including our highly successful summer school for young offenders and those in danger of offending.

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.

film clubs

FREE Girls' Film Club (Boys welcome as guests)

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WEDNESDAYS 

(Term Time Only)

Girls Aged 13 - 19 

10 Cliff Street, Ramsgate CT11 9HS 

5.30 - 7.00pm

(Boys welcome as guests) film youth club

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

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MONDAYS 

(Term Time Only)

Ages 15 - 19

Venue Tom Thumb Theatre

2A Eastern Esplanade, Margate CT9 2LB

5.30 - 7.00pm 

LGBT youth club

FREE Silver Screen Film & Social Club

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MONDAYS 

Over 

55s/Retired/Isolated Elderly

10 Cliff Street, Ramsgate CT11 9HS

10.30am - Midday

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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MONDAYS  

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

special event screenings

SPECIAL SCREENING - SUFFRAGETTE HOSTED BY THE GIRLS' FILM CLUB all information to be confirmed shortly

 SPECIAL SCREENING WITH A PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWING THE FILM: Why it is important to vote. 

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=056FI2Pq9RY  

SCREENING & AFTER FILM PANEL OF SPECIAL GUEST INCLUDING A MEMBER OF THE CAST OF THE FILM

 

VARIOUS OTHER SCREENINGS COMING UP INCLUDING GUEST SPEAKERS  CONFIRMED SHORTLY (WATCH THIS SPACE)

VENUES WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR EACH SCREENING AND CONFIRMED LATER

To Be Confirmed in October 

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 Partners

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Some of Our Partners (continued)

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