Teenage Kicks

We are excited to announce the Belmont Young Programmers Film Festival - Teenage Kicks

In celebration of 2018 being Year of Young People, our Young Programmers have been working hard watching lots of amazing teen and coming of age movies for the last few months, and have curated a selection of some of the best, the weirdest, the funniest, and must see films for you all to enjoy here at Belmont Filmhouse!

It wasn’t an easy task to whittle our huge list of films down to just four, but after a lot of deliberation we have chosen these. They are drawn from across various eras and cultures, but all of them are perfect examples of teenage life – exploring issues such as coming of age, fitting in, peer pressure, first loves, rebellion, teen angst and alienation.

As a wise young man once said “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This is exactly what the best films allow us to do, and these films are no exception.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

See the full Teenage Kicks film line-up HERE

Film and TV Careers Panel

Saturday 1st December at 1.30pm

Not only are we bringing you these fantastic films, on Saturday we are also holding a careers advice panel. If you are interested in a career in the film and TV industry, this is an event not to be missed!

With guest panellists from across the film and TV industry, this is your chance to ask the experts all your burning questions about how to get into the industry and sustain a career doing what you love. The event is free to all 15 – 25 year olds, and tickets are available now – we expect this event to fully book, so get your ticket ASAP.

Book free tickets ONLINE, or at Belmont Filmhouse Box Office in person or by calling 01224 343 500.

The panel will be led by Yvonne Gordon, CMI’s Head of Education and Learning. Yvonne leads CMI’s Education & Learning team, with responsibility for devising, developing and delivering life long learning initiatives and projects at Filmhouse, Belmont Filmhouse and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Yvonne has worked in television for 15 years as a producer and director, and as a primary teacher for 12 years before joining CMI in 2018.

Confirmed panel guests are -

Linda Fraser - Hit The Ground Running, BECTU
Following a successful start as an award winning short film producer, Linda Fraser began working professionally in 1997 on feature films and television drama productions. Working mainly as a freelance Production Co-ordinator she has always taken an interest in training and in addition to providing on the job coaching for many runners, trainees and assistants across the years, she has substantial experience in designing, managing and delivering a variety of training courses and seminars and for a range of industry and educational organisations. Linda is best known for designing and delivering the industry recognised 2-day training course for new entrants, Hit the Ground Running was well as Production Co-ordinator training for Film in Serbia, BECTU and Screen Academy Scotland, Final Draft software training for BBC Scotland and various indies, four years as the Production tutor for the BA Digital Film & TV at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and project managing the placement based training programme Screen NETS Runner.

Amy Shaw - BECTU, Outlander
Since 2005 Amy Shaw has worked across both film and television drama and factual productions as a freelance Production Co-ordinator and Production Manager. In 2015 Amy began working with new entrants to the industry producing and mentoring a short film for Jumpcut; an intensive film making programme for young people aged 16-25. Following the success of Jumpcut Amy became the Training Manager for Outlander Seasons 3 and 4 working with over 30 new entrants, supporting them in their traineeships and structuring the training programme to deliver freelance and specialist skills.

Diane Henderson - Edinburgh International Film Festival
Diane has worked in cinema exhibition in the UK since the late 1980s. A graduate of photography from Edinburgh's Napier University, she first became involved in cinema through various Front of House and cinema marketing roles at Filmhouse. In 1992 she took up a post at Edinburgh College of Art and, as the curator of the College's year-round Exhibition programme she worked with a wide range of artists from the UK and beyond. She was also employed as General Manager of Edinburgh's Cameo Cinema from 2000 - 2004. Diane is a voting member of BAFTA UK and has served on the juries of various international film festivals.

Wilma Smith, Minehorse Pictures
Award-winning writer/producer/director Wilma Smith he has co-written and co-directed five no budget feature films, ‘Black Coffee (2002)’, ‘Big Nose & Twinkle Toes (2005)’, ‘Bits ’n Bites (2006)’ and with ‘Four Eyes (2003)’ and ‘My Life as a Bus Stop (2007)’ being nominated for the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Wilma graduated in MA Screenwriting with Distinction at the Screen Academy Scotland in 2007.

She edited and sound designed the viral film for Mark Millar’s hugely successful Graphic Novel ‘Kick-Ass’, and she was shortlisted for the final 100 hours in Kevin McDonald and Ridley Scott’s crowd sourced Youtube documentary ‘Life in a Day (2010)’.

Wilma is a working mother who continues to write, film and produce her own creative projects under the name of Mine Horse Pictures. She was commissioned to make short documentary through Bridging the Gap, a Scottish Documentary Institute and Creative Scotland commission, and her film ‘The Review’ premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016.

Most recently she developed a creative documentary about the relationship between a Doula and a woman in labour, with Scottish Documentary Institute as part of the talent initiative ‘This is Scotland’ in association with Creative Scotland and STV.

Wilma has been selected as one of eight writers for the EIFF Ideas Lab in September 2018 and will be working alongside Kate Leys and the scientific institute the Wellcome Trust with written outlines and scripts being put forward to BBC Films and Channel 4 later next year.

Wilma has a great passion for working with and helping to shape the next generation of Scottish filmmakers.

Niall Greig Fulton, Actor/Writer
Glasgow born Niall has over 50 acting credits listed on IMDb. You may have seen him most recently in Netflix feature films Outlaw King and Malevolent.

With an impressive list of other roles on both the big and small screen such as Doctor Who, Outlander and Cloud Atlas, Niall is a great last minute addition to our line up, especially for all aspiring actors in the North East!