In 2020, we will subsidise a new youth film festival (Cheltenham Youth International Film Festival) to run alongside the main festival, reaching out to young people who are detached from the arts and have had little to no access to the culture of cinema and the art of film. The aim is to help young people, especially young people disadvantaged and living in marginalised communities, to get in touch with their creativity, to gain in self-confidence and to experience team work in programming film and producing film content.

The Youth Festival includes workshops in the basics of filmmaking and special film screenings by and for our young audience. The Festival will be organised and managed by young people. And, we have appointed a career advisor specialising in film, to guide and mentor people with an interest in film.

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