5678 Film Club is a three-year project which supports young people making the transition between primary and secondary school in Collingwood, Melbourne. 5678 Film Club runs as a weekly after-school film club where Polyglot Theatre and a small group of professional filmmakers undertake creative workshops, mentoring and building a peer network with up to 25 young people. These young people are co-creators of every aspect of the process, working with Polyglot artists to become acquainted with film-making skills and techniques so they can tell their own stories through film.
The key to this project lies in its long-term focus which is playing out across three years – as kids move through Years 5, 6, 7 and 8. The project includes regular screenings at community events, independent film festivals and the big annual red carpet evening “Collywood” for the whole school community.
“We make films and get to decide what films to make – it’s very fair. If you have an issue at home you can forget about it when you go to Polyglot on Wednesdays,” Adol, aged 12
“I get to be braver in making films and movies,” David, aged 11
The various roles involved – Assisting with producing the sessions, working closely with the filmmakers and artists to make the films and keeping the young participants engaged in the program.
St. Joseph’s Primary School. 46 Otter Street, Collingwood.
Every Wednesday during term from 2.45 to 5.15 PM
Please contact Project Producer Priya Namana with an application letter stating which aspect of the project interests you and why along with relevant skills and experience if any.
Project Producer - 5678 Polyglot Theatre