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Film Editorial

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Over the last year young people from across the Tees Valley have used their phones, cameras and iPads to capture a sense of the region they live in.

This fascinating project from Tees Valley Arts is part of the Great Place Tees Valley initiative and has seen young people create a series of short films that seek to express what the region means to them. Along with professional filmmakers they have been mentoring each other and developing a community of local filmmakers at different points in their career. Over 30 people, aged between 14 and 26, were involved and 27 remarkable films were produced, exploring and informing audiences about their sense of identity and local cultural heritage. Topics include the likes of football, asylum, farming, skateboarding and gender identity. To celebrate the completed films a special trail has been developed with 25 of the films being shown across the region from 15-24 November. Each borough will show five of the initial film trail at one location per borough, curated into the following themes: place, culture, community, life and diversity. More information from the website, below.

Screening locations: Kirkleatham Pavilion; #brilliantlyboro #creativefactoryhub in the Hill Street Centre; Darlington Head of Steam; Hartlepool Train Station; Preston Park Museum and Grounds. teesvalleyarts.co.uk