Lincs Filmmaker

Lincs Filmmaker

What’s the Lincs Filmmaker project all about?

This exciting project involves young people, aged 16-25 years, working with nine museums across the county to create short films that form a young people’s guide to Lincolnshire’s museums. The films will then be uploaded onto a dedicated YouTube channel.

The project aims to engage young people through and with the county’s museums – helping the museums attract young volunteers and increase their audiences. It is also hoped that the experience will give young people the chance to develop new skills and get involved with museums.

What’s happening now?

So far we have recruited around 50 young people to produce the films. As well as pre-existing groups who have already worked with the museums we are working alongside the county’s vinvolved team, Youth Volunteer Advisers and County Youth Service to identify other local young people from a range of backgrounds.

Brainstoming sessions are now taking place at the museums with young people devising ideas for the films, scripting and storyboarding and deciding who will go in front of the camera! Filming is due to take place throughout January so check our blog for news of any budding Spielbergs, Fiennes or Winslets!

The project will culminate in a fantastic red carpet event at a local venue to showcase the young people’s work.

Who’s working on the project?

Sara Mair and Meena Jeewa of Mair Education have been appointed by Lincolnshire Heritage Forum to work with young people and museum representatives to record their responses to the museum collections on film. The team is joined by a professional filmmaker who has recently worked on BBC productions including Coast and the Museum of Life.