Jade Beard July 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops, Uncategorized No comments

This year we have drawn inspiration from children’s ideas and story boards to bring some of their characters to life for The London Primary School Silent Film Festival 2014. Our graphic designer Huw Davies did a fantastic job to create these which were then animated by our animator Benjamin De La Riva for the film screening at […]

Jade Beard July 29, 2014 at 9:11 am Uncategorized No comments

On the 17th July at the fantastic Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus, we invited over 500 primary school student filmmakers from 14 schools across London to watch their silent films on the big screen and attend our hotly contested awards ceremony. The matinee of films included Historical epics, dazzling adventures involving characters from art, legend and the […]

Jade Beard May 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

Reflecting on philosophies of personal responsibility as local and global citizens, the children embraced a story from one of their Rainforest curriculum textbooks. It depicts native creatures imparting advice on a man to protect and serve the trees and nature. We established a story that sees a collection of exasperated animals rising against dastardly woodchoppers […]

Jade Beard May 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is a familiar, potent and powerful sight, adopted from high art into mainstream culture. It’s universally recognised and debated by audiences both young and old. It’s fitting then that it has been the source of inspiration for two silent films, conjured by the Year 4 classes at St Paul’s and All […]

Jade Beard May 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

As Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedy play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has enraptured audiences around the world, and the children at St Aloysius Junior School were just as captivated. Beginning with the escapades of the silent film star Charlie Chaplin, the class identified the features, differences and qualities of the silent film genre, and facets they […]