MITA/Into Film study reveals the scale

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Following the AGM, film education consultant (and new board member) Meabh O’Donovan presented the initial findings from last year’s MITA/Into Film research project on the participatory filmmaking sector in the UK. The study sought, for the first time, to identify those organisations working in film and media training with young people (5-19 year olds) across the country, to identify the support needs of the sector, and to explore measures of good practice. The research shows that over 160 organisations employing around 2,400 people were working in the sector in 2014. These organisations engage with over 30,000 young people a year, many of whom come from under-represented and hard-to-reach groups. The project’s full report, Training the Next Generation, will be published on the MITA website in April.  The draft report has been widely shared for comments with MITA members, but any member still wishing to provide feedback prior to publication should contact [email protected] before 21 April.