5678 Film Club
5678 Film Club was a three-year project that supported young people making the transition between primary and secondary school in Collingwood, Melbourne.
It ran as a weekly after-school film club where Polyglot Theatre and professional filmmakers undertook creative workshops with participants from Grades 5 – 8.
The young people were co-creators of the film-making process, giving them a platform to create exciting, innovative and challenging films and tell their own stories in their own way.
The key to this project lay in its long-term focus which played out across three years as the kids moved through Years 5, 6, 7 and 8. The project included regular screenings at community events, independent film festivals and the annual school showcase evening.
In 2019, the final year of the project, a 5678 Film Club Education Resource was created. It is designed for students who want to tell stories, to collaborate, to be creative, and to do so through filmmaking. Its development was generously supported by the Newsboys Foundation.
5678 Film Club was supported by St Joseph’s Primary School Collingwood, City of Yarra, The Ross Trust and The William Buckland Foundation.Watch 5678 videos