Participatory projects tap into the huge creative pool within your organisation. They also add value to a project by offering a positive and enjoyable experience for people who are often the subjects of – but excluded from – the process of film-making.
Participatory projects actively use film as a tool in community and personal development. The process of participating in making the film is just as – or even more – important than the production values of the finished film. Taking part in a participatory project can be an empowering and even life-changing experience for participants. There’s rarely a finer moment than when the people who helped make a film see it for the first time on the big screen in front of a cheering audience.
We have a particular expertise in developing participatory projects involving service-users, staff and volunteers. There can be a little participation or a lot, it’s entirely over to the project.
We’ve run participatory film projects for many organisations, including Careers Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid and Glasgow Action on Mental Health.
Scottish Refugee Council
A two minute film to encapsulate 60 years of the United Nations Refugee Convention
Scottish Women’s Aid
STOP is Scottish Women’s Aid campaign aimed at preventing domestic abuse by changing public attitudes and encouraging by-standers to take a stand. Women’s Aid commissioned a series of one-minute films as part of their viral social media campaigning.