Get involved in Making My Mark, a free programme for 16 – 25 year-olds to be one of 10 young producers that go on a creative journey to make a film exploring personal heritage and identity. Selected producers will be invited to an in-person Bootcamp in Swindon on the 6th and 7th of November 2021, and to participate in two more virtual Bootcamps. Throughout the programme, you will be supported by a filmmaker mentor to assist your creative journey.

Creative Studios will look at each story submission and will be in touch with 10 budding filmmakers to offer free training this autumn for a mentored production period in the Spring of 2022.  All completed films will be part of a touring exhibition around English Heritage properties across the country in Summer 2022.  The films will also act as inspiration to hundreds of other young producers responding to a Making My Mark Open Callout next year.

In a 2 minute short film, you will inspire Creative Studio and others with your personal story celebrating your identity and heritage – what makes you, you.

Fill out this application form by October 18th –

Entry Requirements:

  • Aged 16 – 25
  • Previous filmmaking experience is not required
  • Have an interest in storytelling
  • Must live in England
  • Must be available to attend the in-person Bootcamp on the 6th of November and 7th November 2021
  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by a guardian over 18 years of age at one weekend of  in-person training and any on-location filming which you will plan with support near you.

More Info:

It is FREE to participate in the programme

You will be provided with all the equipment to make your film

The travel and accommodation to the Bootcamp in Swindon will be paid for. One in-person in Swindon (over a weekend), two virtual (during the evenings in the week).

If you change your mind at any point and no longer want to participate in the Making My Mark programme, please contact

*This programme has been made possible by the support of Arts Council England National Lottery funding and Shout Out Loud, English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme





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