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We believe in Equality and Diversity to Educate and Nurture – so much so that we’ve even made these words, which make up our name, into little characters.

EDEN Film Productions - boom - equality

Equality – Boom poles are used for audio recording and it is important that audio levels are balanced and at the correct level. That is why our boom pole gets to symbolise how we tackle discrimination in society; by striving for balance and equality at all times.

EDEN Film Productions -lens - diversity

Diversity – Camera lenses come in all shapes and sizes and they have a variety of purposes. Our camera lens promotes and believes in the strength of diversity everywhere and she ensures that it forever remains one of our core aims.

EDEN Film Productions - clapper - educate

Educate – Clapperboards are used on film sets to educate directors, actors and editors about scenes, locations and shots. Our clapperboard helps us on our journey to educate others, be they students taking our classes or an audience watching our films; education is key to our success.

EDEN Film Productions - reel - nurture

Nurture – Film editing takes a lot of time, concentration and patience. Our editing reel ensures that we nurture our students, volunteers, employees and films so that we can continue to share powerful stories, raising vital awareness about Equality and Diversity around the world.

New Film Course – Trashing Transphobia

Trashing Transphobia

We are launching a free evening filmmaking course with the aim of producing a film that tackles the widespread issue of discrimination, bullying and prejudice that many transgender people face in the UK today.

Expanding on the success of previous filmmaking projects educating society on topics relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, E.D.E.N will in this course focus its attention on transphobia.

The project, named Trashing Transphobia, will run weekday evenings from August until November in Sheffield and welcomes anyone who self-identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Trashing Transphobia will tackle misconceptions, stereotypes and prejudices surrounding the transgender community as well as increase LGBT networking by providing a safe, fun and educational space for participants.

E.D.E.N Managing Director Claire Watkinson will, with the help of industry experts, guide participants through workshops, filming and editing sessions as well as offer one-on-one support.

“We have in our previous projects been able to raise awareness of some of the issues that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face and we’ve seen that have a great effect. We have however ever since setting out in 2013 recognised a demand for education on the topic of transgender and with transphobic hate crime on the rise we see it as particularly important to raise these issues,” said Claire.

“It is fantastic to now be able to reveal a project that focuses solely on the transgender community. At E.D.E.N we strive for equality and diversity in everything that we do and we are very excited to be launching Trashing Transphobia which we hope will have a big, positive impact.”

The workshops will train participants to use professional DSLR video equipment and to record sound as well as develop narration, production and editing skills. They will also include training on transphobia. These skills will then be utilised to develop, produce, record and edit an educational feature length documentary. The finished feature length documentary will be screened on Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November 2015.

The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

“The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.”

“Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.”

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

To book a place on the course email info@edenfilm.co.uk or phone 07725911736.

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