Welcome to Kent Film Foundation.
Kent Film Foundation is a charity est. 2010 that uses film and other arts practises to engage the youth of Thanet by means of free filmmaking workshops, film screenings and stop frame animation workshops for younger children.
Our work ranges from supporting high achieving young people interested in careers in the film and media industries right through to using film to re-engage disenfranchised youth.
We aim to expand our work over the next year or so to incorporate a series of ‘silver screen’ initiatives involving older people in the Thanet community, particularly those experiencing isolation and or loneliness.
Our film projects and workshops are entirely free.
There is a small fee for the children’s stop frame animation workshops but when funding permits, we can also offer concessions for those who require this and have a child with a keen interest in the club.
The organisation originated by a group of professional filmmakers who had relocated from London to Thanet in 2008 initiated by a youth mentoring programme attached to the making of the feature film, Gypo. The film’s director, Jan Dunn went on to formally found the charity in 2010 following a number of successful youth initiatives attached to other film productions shot in the area. Our group of Trustees also include one of the young members who went on to Bournemouth University to study film, has since graduated and is now a professional film practitioner himself including regular work at Pinewood Studios.