Applications now closed For BFI Film Academy

Applications have now closed for the 2021 course. Read more about our BFI Film Academy course here:

Date added: 10/09/2021

Applications now closed for BFI Film Academy

Update: Applications now closed

Applications are now open for the seventh Aberdeen BFI Film Academy which will run from September to December 2021.

Date added: 10/09/2021

shmu's Summer of Fun 2021

“Best summer ever, shmu is awesome, I can’t wait to go back”  - particpant

Thanks to funding from Cashback for Communities, the Fairer Aberdeen Fund and YouthLink Scotland we were able to offer a dynamic summer programme to young people aged 11-18 living in our regeneration areas.  

Spanning the school holidays, we offered introductions to filming, radio broadcasting, making music and outdoor activities both in the sunshine and under canvas (when the weather was less favourable), where young people learned to connect with and care about our surroundings and environment.   

Date added: 31/08/2021

Climate Challenge project: Free film workshops for groups

shmu will help deliver free film-making workshops for groups and organisations as part of Film Access Scotland’s Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films project.

The project invites people to make 90-second films to share their thoughts and ideas about climate change and how it is affecting us as individuals, our surroundings, families and communities, and is set against the background of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26) taking place in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November 2021. 

Date added: 27/08/2021

MIA Results Day

We are delighted to share the news that our participants who sat the AS Level Moving Image Arts exam in May received their results yesterday (10/08/2021) and have all passed. 

Well done to them for all their hard work over a difficult year. They were all delighted with their results which will now help them to progress on their respective filmmaking journeys. 

Date added: 11/08/2021

shmu awarded funding for new Making Recovery Visible project after vote

shmu have recently been awarded funding to launch a new project - Making Recovery Visible - after a public vote.

Aberdeen City Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (ADP) Locality Improvement Fund allocated a total of £50,000 in Aberdeen to focus on reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drug use.

Date added: 28/07/2021

CashBack Move Forward Report published

Our CashBack Move Forward programme helps young people through three core projects: Our Youth Media programme, shmu’s Training Academy and the Media Access Project at HMP Grampian. 

The programme makes a real difference and we’ve just published our Year 1 Report which details how. Read it here:

Date added: 27/07/2021

Moving Image Arts: AS Level Film Course 2021/22

Shmu are once again delivering the AS Level Moving Image Arts course for the 21/22 academic year. MIA is an Applied Subject that examines the history, techniques and creative impact of film, while offering the knowledge and skills to enable students to make their own films. 

Date added: 13/07/2021

Two new roles at Digital CONNECT project for Aberdeenshire

Recent periods of lockdown have shown the importance of being digitally connected in supporting our personal and community wellbeing.

These days, everything is online; from the ability to search for health information, applying for jobs, purchasing essential goods, remaining in contact with family and friends or performing work tasks - having access to the right technology has been a lifeline for Scottish people practicing social distancing.  

Date added: 06/07/2021

shmu recruiting for North East Culture Collective Coordinator role

Culture Collective is a network of 26 community-rooted creative projects from all across Scotland,

The network will explore new ways of working; creating employment opportunities for creative practitioners; sharing knowledge and learning; and championing what works to inform the future of support for community-rooted creative activity.

Date added: 01/07/2021