Young film-makers to aim for space station

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Cheviot Youth’s popular ‘Small Village Animation Tour’ is set to get even more popular with news from the British Film Institute’s (BFI) ‘Into Film ‘initiative that films by the young Borderers might end up being watched in space at the International Space Station.

The films being made in Morebattle, Yetholm and Ednam over the next few months have the chance to have their short film sent into space, to be watched by British astronaut Tim Peake on the space station.

Chair of Cheviot Youth David Harvey says it is an exciting opportunity for the local young filmmakers: “And we are grateful to the BFI for their support this year and last for the film making work Cheviot Youth does with children and young people,” he added.

The small charity which also runs programmes around the arts, music, physical activity and well-being increasingly views this project-led work as one significant way of delivering important messages around health, both mental and physical, well-being, sexual health, gender issues and diet.

As soon as this current animation initiative ends, Cheviot Youth will also be submitting a funding bid to Creative Scotland for 15 months of film work with Festival competition entry being the prize for some of the short films made.

Cheviot Youth wants budding young filmmakers from across the Borders to get in touch and get their chance to take home their own film, see it posted on Cheviot Youth You Tube Film Channel and maybe get their film seen on the space station. For a booking form for one of three animation workshops email