Programmes

Eastside programmes are longer, full funded engagements with schools or with young participants (aged 16-25) that focus on a specific artform or skillset or that work to a specific theme. When we open new programmes each has a specific application process and set of criteria. Our current programmes are listed below, or for our history please click on ‘Archive’. For news of when new programmes are launched, please sign up to our newsletter.

Breakthrough Film Club

Supported by Discover Young Hackney and Hackney CouncilEastside supported 60 KS3 students across schools in Hackney to develop their digital literacy, and creativity skills as well as learning about the art of filmmaking and careers in film. Working remotely with a professional filmmaker, students created their very own short films on the theme of ‘wellbeing’

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I know I wish I will

I know I wish I will was a major, national, year-long programme that engaged with children and young people in schools and via an open programme to create a spoken word piece based on what they know about their world, what they wish it was like, and what they will

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BFI Film Academy Scriptwriting Competition

Write a monologue script or spoken word poem and have the chance for it to be made into a short film. This year Eastside are accepting open applications from 18 to 25-year-olds for film ideas – your monologue or spoken word poem could be made into a short film as part of the BFI Film

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BFI Film Academy

About BFI Film Academy Delivered at over 50 locations across the UK and supported by the Department for Education, National Lottery, Screen Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen. Introductory hands-on filmmaking courses build knowledge and skills and show the different pathways into the industry.For talented and committed young people aged 16-19, these

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Females in Film

Calling all budding female writers, directors and producers – Join Eastside’s Females in Film programme. Do you have a script or film project you are working on and want to push it forward? Eastside is running a mentoring project specifically for up and coming female filmmakers and writers with the potential for

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Your Future Worlds

Your Future Worlds Webpage ‘There are lots of opportunities here. You can start small but go big in Hackney.’ Workshop participant, City of London Academy Shoreditch Park Your Future Worlds was created to celebrate the young voices of Hackney and their aspirations for the future. Supported by Hackney Council, Eastside

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Verse vs Verse

Verse vs Verse was a 3-year Creative Literacy project for 7 Primary schools and two SEN schools in North and West London.  450 students participated in three years of creative activities led by professional practitioners in their school and took part in an annual West End poetry slam. The programme was

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BFI Film Academy Scriptwriting Competition

Write a monologue script or spoken word poem and have the chance for it to be made into a short film. This year Eastside are accepting open applications from 18 to 25-year-olds for film ideas – your monologue or spoken word poem could be made into a short film as part of the BFI Film

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Disney Musicals in Schools

Eastside’s Disney Musicals in Schools is a free programme delivered by musical theatre professionals in up to 5 London Primary schools each year. We guide school teachers through a programme of support, tools and resources to put on their very own musical theatre show and lasting guidance to help embed

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