“Down on the farm” – North Devon Moving Image.

‘DOWN ON THE FARM’ – A NORTH DEVON SHORT FILM COMMISSION.

Farmers, film makers and local communities are being invited to show their support for a landmark creative heritage project in north Devon. Local community film making organisation North Devon Moving Image CIC (NDMI) is making plans to launch an exciting new film commission which will create a series of short documentary films about farmers and farming in northern Devon.

Creative Director of NDMI, Amanda McCormack says “ ‘Down on the Farm’ will be a unique chance for the farming community to share their stories with the wider world. Our ‘Boat Stories’ films have been immensely popular and that project demonstrated the value of preserving and sharing local heritage on film. We now want to do for farming what ‘Boat Stories’ did for fishing, and ‘Down on the Farm’ is set to do that.”

Amanda adds “Part of our remit at NDMI is to support film makers, both in North Devon and the wider creative community throughout the UK. This commission will provide an exciting opportunity (and the money – £1,000 per film) for six emerging or experienced film makers to develop and exhibit their individual artistic and narrative skills.”

Before NDMI can apply for funding they are seeking written support for the project. Amanda says she would like to hear from:

farming families who would like to be the subject of a film

volunteers interested in local agricultural heritage who will support the film makers with research and contact with farmers

film makers who would like to apply for a commission

film tutors who believe this is a great opportunity for film production students

members of the local community who would love to see the films made.

To find out more, visit http://www.northdevonmovingimage.org.uk/down-on-the-farm.html and if you would like to show your support you can email Amanda at northdevonmovingimage@outlook.com, write to North Devon Moving Image, 2 Cullamartin, Instow, Bideford, Devon EX39 4LU or visit the NDMI website and complete the contact form.

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