E.D.E.N Shorts 2020
E.D.E.N. Shorts 2020 has currently been put on hold due to Covid-19. The group are at the planning stages of their film and have yet to film and edit their project. The statistics below refer to what the overall project will achieve on completion.
E.D.E.N. Shorts 2020, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, is our filmmaking course for the LGBTQ+ community where a short film raising awareness on important areas decided by the LGBTQ+ community will be produced.
E.D.E.N. Shorts 2020 will involve five two-hour workshops with award-winning filmmaker Brett Chapman, teaching participants filmmaking skills. Alongside, 20-hours of filming and editing with Brett Chapman and E.D.E.N. Film Productions’ founder Claire Watkinson. The short film produced on the project will be screened at a premiere event alongside submitted to film festivals.
Claire Watkinson, founder of E.D.E.N. Film Productions says: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to run a free filmmaking course for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Sheffield. This is important because the project provides a safe space and opportunity to develop filmmaking skills alongside networking with other members of the community and raise awareness of important topics. Since founding E.D.E.N. in 2013 I have found our work to be incredibly important with many previous participants commenting on how taking part in our projects have helped them with their career and/or confidence. Receiving this funding allows us to continue to build on our existing work and provide a space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to thrive and develop life-long skills and friendships. ”