Our Social Enterprise of the Week:
Screen Northants are a social enterprise film studio, producing industry quality feature films while also providing practical work experience for young people.
Their Vision / Mission:
Screen Northants aim to redress the balance of limited opportunities within the film industry. They offer free, professional film industry experience for young people on real film sets, helping them develop their skills and gain confidence. Often young people from disadvantaged areas struggle to enter creative industries despite being talented and passionate. Screen Northants ensure that young people are not excluded from doing what they love due to financial or geographical restrictions by running their courses and workshops for free. They work with schools, charities and community organisations to support young people along every step of pursuing their career in the film industry. Screen Northants also run The Northampton Film Festival to celebrate filmmakers and Northampton. The Film Festival’s theme and format is put together by a committee of local 16-25 year olds and is a fantastic place for young filmmakers to showcase their work.
Why We Chose Them:
It’s great to see that Screen Northants are helping young people reach their full potential and engaging them with the creative industries. During lockdown when they couldn’t run their face to face workshops, Screen Northants set up a remote work experience scheme as well as a lockdown film competition, ensuring everyone could remain busy while at home.
The Work They Do:
How They Align With Our Values:
Screen Northants are inclusive to everyone, giving young people from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities they may not have otherwise had access to. They are committed to breaking down socio-economic and geographical barriers in the creative industries, ensuring that no one is excluded. We fully support this idea of inclusivity for all, as it fits closely with our social mission here at Ground Up Digital. We offer job opportunities to people who may have been struggling to find work previously due to neurodiversity or past mistakes, enabling them to gain skills and experience.
You can read more about our values here: https://groundup.digital/our-values/
How You Can Support Them:
If you’re interested in getting involved with Screen Northants find out more here: http://www.screennorthants.co.uk/index.php?section=Films&page=Get%20Involved