Film Works

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Tasmanian film industry experts are providing the Tasmanian not-for-profit sector with an opportunity to harness the power of video to help tell their stories.

Devised by Wide Angle Tasmania, ‘Films Work’ is a program that supports Tasmanian not-for-profits to use films for social change, and leaders in the sector are being encouraged to register for an upcoming Zoom information session to learn more.

Wide Angle Tasmania’s Executive Director Abi Binning said support from the Tasmanian Community Fund meant participants could work with them to learn the best strategies to communicate their mission using films.

“We know that film making can be a powerful way to tell a story, using emotion to inform and build advocates for a cause,” she said.

“Social media and websites are a critical communication tool and although we have tight budgets, the not-for-profit sector can benefit from creating good video content.”

Over a two day workshop, participants will learn how to create inhouse videos to document their impact and create more engagement in print, on the web and through social media.

The fast, fun and information-packed workshop covers all the basics for not-for-profit leaders to use film for social change.

During the workshop participants will start to formulate the strategy for using films within their organisations.

They will find out how to work with professional filmmakers to develop compelling stories that connect and engage their stakeholders.

Following the workshop, each organisation will receive six mentoring meetings designed to create an action plan and stay on track to implement their film strategy, which may include hosting a film screening, creating video content or developing a brief to produce a professional short film.

Tasmanian Community Fund Chair Sally Darke said the ‘Films Work’ program was a fine example of the sector building capacity and knowledge to make more effective change for the future.

“We commend Wide Angle Tasmania for their vision for this project, as we know that there are Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations doing important work and we will all benefit more by knowing what that is,” she said.

“We are looking forward to watching the film work that comes from the program in the coming months.”

This opportunity is open to any small or medium not-for-profit organisation operating in Tasmania.

Each organisation is required to have two participants attend the workshop (this can include employees, board members or volunteers) who can commit time to develop and implement a strategy to use film in their organisation during 2021.

For more information about the program visit films work - Wide Angle Tasmania