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'The Wideshot’ Pilot Programme by Gorm Media is a series of workshops, education, training, events and summer accelerator on digital storytelling, creative-media and documentary making skills for young people of ethnically diverse backgrounds (aged 18-25) in Ireland.

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The Wideshot Programme by Gorm Media is a series of workshops, education, training and events on digital storytelling, creative-media and multimedia skills for young people aged 18-25 in Ireland. Supported by the YPCE Project Award 2023, this programme is aimed at youth from under-represented, and ethnic minorities, this new programme aims to connect young people and recent graduates interested in creative media with established Film & TV practitioners and creative media professionals in Ireland by way of interactive workshops throughout the year. We were delighted to have our launch event sponsored by the Creative Europe Media Desk.

Photo: Amaar Octabesh


About the Programme: 

The Wideshot Programme modules include:

5 months of outreach workshops to build awareness of the creative media sector in underrepresented communities. A week long intensive programme for 9 selected young people (inclusive of travel, accommodation, food & a stipend). Creation of digital shorts rooted in SDGs and personal stories. Mentors, advisors and coaches will help participants bring their projects to the next level.

Outreach workshops (Feb -June 2023)
GORM will facilitate interactive workshops with the following charity partners:

Young people of African Backgrounds | Charity Partner: Africa Centre
Young Travellers | Charity Partner: Irish Traveller Movement
Young Refugees | Charity Partner: Doras Luimni, Limerick
Young Muslim Girls | Charity Partner: AMAL Women’s Association.

Summer Accelerator, July 2023
The Wideshot Summer Accelerator in July 2023 will include talks, training, interactive workshops and mentorship for the selected young people. In this summer session, using professional equipment, the participants will create a creative multimedia piece aligned to their story, or an SDG goal of their choice, which for most would be the first addition to their professional portfolio.

The Wideshot Pilot Programme is primarily funded by the YPCE Project Award 2023 by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Want to be a GORM Partner? Email us at for opportunities to support The Wideshot

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