Cut Films is a short film competition aimed at young people to make films for their friends……
We're an innovative film and media project working directly with young people to educate their friends on the dangers of smoking. It's their own taking on smoking.
We hold an annual short film competition for young people aged between 11 – 25 years old.
All our new resources support teachers or facilitators working with young people to educate them about the dangers associated with smoking in a very creative way.
The anti-smoking resources include:
- Activity 1: Exploring character development featuring the impact of tobacco.
- Activity 2: Communicate to different audiences using a true case study featuring smoking and tobacco.
- Activity 3: Using websites to communicate to different audiences featuring a smoking campaign.
- Activity 4: Communicating using different dramatic styles to illustrate the impact of advertising on cigarette packs.
- Activity 5: Literacy exercise using tobacco addiction.
- Assembly Plan/Group Discussion: Plain Packaging.
- 1 Page Guide: Six Simple Steps to Make a Short Film.
- Competition Posters.
The resources have been peer reviewed by teacher Laura Milsom.
Laura Milsom has worked in teaching for more than nine years. She worked as a drama and literacy teacher at Smithdon High School in Norfolk, before heading to South America where she taught English and drama to adults and children in Brazil and Argentina. In Brazil, she wrote and ran a weekly drama workshop in English for children and other English teachers.
Her four years in Buenos Aires saw her teaching adults in various multinational companies such as Young & Rubicam, Rockwell Automation, DIRECTV and Accenture, as well as plan, coordinate and lead 4-day English immersion camps for Argentine children aged 11-18. Laura continues to teach English and Spanish in London as well as working in communications and freelance writing.