Access into film-making, even with the increase in digital technology, is often limited by finance, personnel and location, and what is expected from the process and the outcome of it is defined by those who have already established themselves in film-making and the film-making industry. The entire system appears as closed circuit to those outside it, and alternatives are limited.
The Film Liberation Project, is exactly that, an attempt to liberate filmmaking from this.
It provides training to people who wish to learn the film-making skills to tell their stories, document their own or someone else’s experience, discover new ways to present their ideas or simply to express themselves. It is also a foundation for inter-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge creation, community building and sustainable practices. Unlike other film courses, it mixes the theory of film with the practical skills and techniques to make them.