High schools film fest


The learners of the Safer Schools Video Production Programme, organised by Cape-based Youth Media Movement, have produced four five-minute videos on the theme of safer schools.

During the course, which was held during the June holidays with learners from all the high schools in Mitchell’s Plain, the learners acquired skills in directing, producing, production management, sound, camera and editing.

The four films that were produced are Addicts; Broken Fences; Conflict Resolution; and Price of Safety.

As a part of the video production course the learners have to market and promote their films.

Says project director Marshall Nelson: “We are now in the process of organising a student screening festival which is designed to facilitate their learning process in this module. The learner film festival will be hosted at all the high schools in Mitchell’s Plain on 27, 28 and 29 September 2011.

“It is our intention to use the films that were produced by the learners to screen with other local films. The learners underwent a course from 6 to 9 August to learn how to organise a festival and market their films. Organising of the festival has been the learners’ responsibility, assisted by our project manager Farouk Davids and myself


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