New TV and Film projects launches in Ashford

Posted on 9 July 2024

Ashford Borough Council have collaborated with Screen South and Ashford-based film company Borderpoint Films to launch Screen Ashford; an initiative designed to nurture and grow industry talent in the Ashford area.

The Screen Ashford initiative is set to deliver a host of free workshops and events to Ashford throughout the year, providing new skills and training to those looking for opportunities to grow within the film, TV and media industry.

A ‘Summer Screen’ programme kicks-off in July and features various exciting events and workshops hosted within Ashford town centre businesses.

They include:

A 3-Day Film School - A practical script-to-screen introductory programme at Borderpoint Studios, Ashford

Short Film Screenings: A 1-hour screening of short films make in and around Kent at The Ashford Cinema in Elwick Place

Screen Ashford Network Launch: Featuring a Q&A with an industry professional at The Ashford Cinema

Introduction to Creating VR Projects at Virtual Recreation

Film Culture Camps at The Ashford Cinema, Elwick Place

Screen Ashford Film Competition Launch: Screen Ashford will commission 4 short films (3 mins) to be made in and around Ashford, each with a £3000 contribution from Screen Ashford

“This is a great opportunity to develop more creative skills at all levels in Ashford. We hope that these initiatives will equip local talent with the skills, connections and confidence necessary to thrive in a dynamic and competitive industry”.

Chris Dixon , Arts & Cultural Industries Manager at Ashford Borough Council
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It is excellent to see our town centre businesses get on board with Screen South by hosting these workshops and events, to support and develop creative and media opportunities for film and TV enthusiasts in Ashford.

About Screen South

Screen South is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by public funding from Arts Council England. As a project-led cultural development organisation, their strategic activity underpins access, promotion, and skills with support at the highest possible levels.

About Borderpoint Films

Borderpoint Films is a Kent-based independent production company founded by experienced creatives who have created more than 100 hours of factual television across a range of formats. Their work has reached audiences across the UK and internationally, including via BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic Channel, Vancouver Film Festival, and more.