Shot at the big time for film kids

The youngsters take part in the film workshop
The youngsters take part in the film workshop
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Young filmmakers from across Fife have been showing off their talents by making a handful of short films in just one week.

Twenty participants, as young as nine years old, wrote, produced, directed and acted in four short films over the space of five days at the Guerilla Film School, held in Milton of Balgonie.

Organised by the village hall committee, and funded by the Glenrothes area committee, the workshop allowed youngsters to learn new creative skills using industry equipment, under the watchful eye of two media professionals, Pete Rabjohns and Peter Marshall.

The four films, which include a silent comedy, a superhero spoof and a couple of horrors, will be shown at their world premiere on Friday.

Karen Sneddon, secretary of the village hall committee, said: “I can’t wait to see the finished products and I’m very hopeful that the participants will go on to use the skills they have learned as part of the workshop to create their own short films in the future.

“I’m sure everyone who took part will also be leaving with new friendships which have blossomed over the course of the week.”

The public are invited to attend a free screening of the finished works this Friday in Milton of Balgonie Village Hall.

The screening starts at 7pm.