The Film and Video Workshop is an educational charity founded fourteen years ago. The organisation’s objective is the education of adults, children and young people in the art of film, video and other types of media. We aim to work particularly with those people who are in need by reason of disability, age or economic circumstance

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The company has grown steadily since its formation and is now the largest producer of young people directed moving image work in the United Kingdom. Many of the animations we have helped produce have been shown worldwide in international film festivals and some have won prestigious awards. Each year we work with approximately 800 film makers and produce 150 pieces of moving image work. Past clients include the BFI, BBC, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Film Council, Southbank Centre, British Museum and the Hackney Empire. Recent premiere screenings have been held at the London Imax Cinema and the Odeon West End.

In addition we provide adult training, specialising in the creative use of digital technology. The current courses selection includes four video production courses, Avid, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Maya, Stop motion animation and open access sessions. The media centre is open 6 days a week with over 400 users per year.

We are the major supporter of the London International Animation Festival, the largest annual screening of animated films in the UK.

The company is made up of 4 full time staff, 3 part time staff and 30 or so freelancers. We are managed by an unpaid board of directors to whom we are very grateful for their long standing support. They are:

  • Jan Pitt — (Chair) Director of Commercial Publications – ABC
  • Andy Doyle — Director of STA bikes
  • Rob Humphreys — Author for Rough Guides (London, Scotland, Prague, Vienna +)
  • Cary Bazalgette – Freelance media specialist (ex Head of Education at BFI)
  • Brian Bench – Headteacher at Hungerford School
  • Paul Callaghan – Manager at Discover Stratford (ex manager at filmworkshop  for 7 years

Our office is based in a building at Hungerford School and much of our work is outreach and takes place off site. The building has full disabled access.

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