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Sudbury & Gt. Cornard Young Film Makers

Page updated - 23 November 2009



Sudbury and Great Cornard Young Film Makers (SAGCYFM) was formed in 2008 to encourage young people in the area to come together to share the experience of filmmaking. The group have been awarded money from Suffolk Youth and Connexions Service. Connexions allocate funding for young people aged 13 to19 years to support projects & activities, buy equipment and pay for building changes.


The funding received by SAGCYFM has helped to facilitate the weekly workshops, where the young filmmakers are able to produce high quality movie productions from start (e.g. writing) to finish (e.g. post production), use professional equipment, work with professionals and generally learn all there is to know about film production. A commercial, called Choices for Me,  made by the young filmmakers will be shown in Cinemas across Suffolk during December 2009 and is about the changes to the education system. This is a first in cinematic/commercial history.


The group, run by Paul Press (a professional filmmaker in Great Cornard) and Sue Crawte (Head of Media Studies at Great Cornard Upper School) currently have 15 members. Any young people aged 13 to 19 years who want to experience all aspects of professional filmmaking, from initial concept to final production would be made welcome. To date over 50 young people have gained experience of filmmaking & social interaction and some of them have gone on to study Media Studies at University level.


SAGCYFMs current project is to compile a series of promotional adverts for local clubs and groups.  Fifteen so far, are well underway but they still need more local clubs and groups to film. The end product will be a 2 to 3 minute video on DVD promoting your group.  This will be available to you on DVD and also be linked to the SuffolkInfoLink (Community Services Directory) website, run by Suffolk County Council.


Please contact us if you are interested in helping our project or would like us to send out a team of young people to film your activities. Click the hyperlink to email SAGCYFM or you can phone us on (01787) 370378.


Further information & contact details are as follows:

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 Paul Press and Sue Crawte - SAGCYFM

 03 November 2009