The project was designed to engage youth from the Pandivere region in filmmaking, digital design and interaction with their home region.
Three teams of young people were formed and received training and mentoring from digital media experts. They received mentoring and were guided through all the stages of film production through workshops and two summer camps. Participants were free to choose their genre, plot and characters, the only mandatory rule to follow was that the story had to engage with and be filmed in Pandivere area.
The three short films produced in the framework of the project were presented at a public screening. All activities were interwoven with film screenings, sight-seeing and leisure activities.
The 13 young participants had an opportunity to learn new skills in filmmaking, digital design and self-promotion. They were also able to connect to the most fascinating sites of the area they originate from and to present their unique view of these places to a larger audience.
While having fun with modern tools and technologies, encouraged by mentors and by their own creativity, the participants brought out the value and heritage of Pandivere. Through that connection, youth create their own future.
Giving young people the opportunity to take decisions and play leading roles enhances their openness and creativity. Trust and freedom encourage their cooperation and creativity too.
Young people were motivated to work under the guidance of well-known professionals.
Physical gatherings and joint activities create more meaningful connections compared to online communications.
The short films produced by the participating youth allow older generations to see their region through young people’s eyes.