The FMID Project: Celebrating a Journey of Creation and Inclusion
We are excited to share that the final screening of the Film Making for Inclusion and Development (FMID) project recently took place in Parchim, Germany, marking the completion of a remarkable journey that married together the concepts of creativity and empowerment. Led by the Jugendförderverein Parchim/Lübz e. V. (JFV) organization, the project brought together aspiring filmmakers from Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Cyprus, with the goal of fostering social inclusion through the art of filmmaking.
The two-year journey of the consortium culminated with a final event – a gathering that brought together the project team, aspiring filmmakers and guests at the international leisure and educational center “lütt pütt” of the Jugendförderverein. The event served as a unique opportunity for all to become fully immersed in the impressive creations participants developed, as part of the project, using nothing but their smartphones and free software. Harnessing the tools available online and their creativity, they crafted inspiring films that touched upon themes of social inclusion and personal stories to celebrate their remarkable progress throughout the last couple of years.
The filmmaking information booths were also set up at the event for attendees to familiarize themselves with different areas of film-making, including film shooting and editing, sound recording, storytelling, reels and online self-expression. Attendees had the opportunity to explore these areas of expertise and learn more about how they can become narrators of their visual story from the industry professionals and project participants.
About FMID Project
The FMID project, supported by CARDET, was initiated in November 2021, and throughout its course it aimed to equip young people with the tools and resources needed to express themselves through filmmaking. Under the premise that digital storytelling is a crucial element to inclusion and diversity on and off screen, the project held a number of training sessions led by youth workers and educators to foster digital and media skills, created an e-learning portal, further supporting the participants’ growth and facilitating their creative journey, as well as organized a number of local film festivals and a masterclass in Madrid.
As the project draws to a close, the video-making resources developed during FMID will remain freely available here, ensuring that young people have the tools and means to express themselves creatively and continue to contribute to a more inclusive society.
Target GroupsStudents, Youth, Migrants, Trainers, Adult educators, General public