Funded projects for 2015
Applicant: San Ġorġ Preca College Blata l-Bajda Secondary School
Reference number: KRE 06 – FN 1265
Project Title: Foley All Around
Amount Awarded: €4,970
This project takes students to the world of Foley and explains how this is integrated in film to create realistic effects. During the project a series of talks, workshops and presentations linked to animation, cartoons and Foley will be delivered. Students will also create original Foley sounds using everyday objects and materials.
Applicant: San Andrea Senior School
Reference number: KRE 31- FN 1290
Project Title: Macbeth Uncovered
Amount Awarded: €5,000
This project consists in making Shakespeare’s Macbeth more accessible and enjoyable to students through performance and audio-visual media. This project focuses on inclusivity and on making classical works more accessible to students with learning difficulties. Through film and film-making, students of the college will learn how to express their creativity while working in a group.
Applicant: Savio College
Reference number: KRE 37 – FN 1296
Project Title: Daqqa t’Id
Amount Awarded: €4,831.85
Students of Savio College will be in discussion with people who have physical disabilities in order to understand better the difficulties they encounter on a daily basis. Students will then build a robotic arm to be fitted onto a wheelchair and used as the main prop for a short film which will feature a day in the life of a disabled person. Scripting, music composition, filming, acting and editing will involve various students at different stages.
Applicant: San Anton School
Reference number: KRE 37 – FN 1296
Project Title: Filming Maltese Legend – An Art and Culture Project
Amount Awarded: €3,738.93
This project aims to create awareness about stories and cultural notions that have shaped our national collective memory through the creation of a short film. Students will be involved directly in the creation of a film while being given a basic toolkit with which to view films in a critical manner. Students will work on audio-visual storytelling, formative elements of light, mise-en-scene, shooting, editing and acting. Critical thinking with regards to film production is at the core of this project.
Applicant: Helen Keller Resource Centre
Reference number: KRE 34 – FN 1293
Project Title: Kuntrasti
Amount Awarded: €4,360.50
This project will focus on contrasts as expressed through the media of music and art. The multi-sensory and tangible experience proposed will assist the students attending the resource centre to explore a world which is remote to them due to learning and physical disability. Students will participate through hands-on sessions where musical instruments, vibrations, sound textures and artistic media will help them to express themselves in a creative way.
Applicant: Stella Maris College, Gzira
Reference number: KRE 10 – FN 1269
Project Title: Dancing Texts
Amount Awarded: €2,560
This project involves Year 6 students at Stella Maris College in collaboration with the national dance company ŻfinMalta. This project combines three academic subjects - English, Science and ICT - and links them to dance, photography and film. Particular phrases within the English language will be translated into dance and students will be encouraged to come up with their own movement expression. Photography and film will be used to document the whole process.
Applicant: St Monica School
Reference number: KRE 24 – FN 1283
Project Title: The Princesses’ Diaries
Amount Awarded: €4,998.72
This project will follow a group of media students studying at MCAST who will be organizing a fashion show. The whole process will be documented by a video diary produced by secondary students within St Monica School. Fashion design, photography and film-making are the main art forms which the students will engage with in this project.
Applicant: Youth Inc. Programme
Reference number: KRE 19 – FN 1278
Project Title: Busullotti
Amount Awarded: €4,925.20
This project consists of a series of practical sessions leading to a performance during which students will be having their own stalls in which they will perform sketches based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Students will script the pieces themselves as well as creating the activities and props for the stalls. The project will involve acting, scriptwriting, arts and crafts, props making, puppetry and improvisation.
Applicant: Saint Theresa College Birkirkara Primary
Reference number: KRE 01 – FN 1260
Project Title: Cartoon 4 Kids Made by Kids
Amount Awarded: €4,623.05
This project involves a stop-motion production by Year 5 students using narratives created by the students themselves. The characters created will be brought to life by the students and they will also record the music including a soundtrack. Students will visit a professional stop-motion animation set to meet professional animators. The final stop-motion production will be uploaded online.
Applicant: San Ġorġ Preca College Valletta Primary
Reference number: KRE 39 – FN 1298
Project Title: My Valletta
Amount Awarded: €4,290
Through this project, students will create their own short film. The disciplines addressed through this project are scriptwriting, film direction, filming, editing, acting and sound engineering. Students will be actively involved in the project - from the scriptwriting and research phase to the building of props and costume design. The film will also feature in the next edition of the Valletta Film Festival.
Applicant: St Albert the Great College
Reference number: KRE 14 – FN 1273
Project Title: BodyMe
Amount Awarded: €4,962
This project will focus on the students’ psychological and psychosocial development in relation to their bodies and the concept of masculinity. Drama and movement will be used to allow the students to explore their bodies in a creative way leading to self-acceptance. The creative process will also help students to build their self-esteem and expressivity. Some of the students will take part in a performance that sums up the whole project.
Applicant: Gozo College Secondary School
Reference number: KRE 16 – FN 1275
Project Title: Birds on a Wire
Amount Awarded: €3,500
This project is about the creation of a permanent installation in the school’s upper hall. The art forms addressed in this project are drawing, sculpture, literature, music and drama.
Applicant: St Margaret College Primary Schools
Reference number: KRE 25 – FN 1284
Project Title: Storja Katina (A collaborative writing project)
Amount Awarded: €3,500
This project will lead to the publication of a book by Year 4 students at St Margaret College Primary School. Together with the help of the creative practitioner, students will produce an original story in Maltese with the main focus being literature, illustration and media. Students will also learn how to generate ideas, draft stories, revise the process and will learn more about the editing and publishing mechanisms.
Applicant: San Andrea Junior School
Reference number: KRE 33 – FN 1292
Project Title: Two Frogs and a Crab
Amount Awarded: €3,513
This project, which has social and environmental awareness as its focal point, will lead to a stop-motion film. The issues of pollution, disability, bullying and forgiveness are embedded into the narrative throughout the project’s production and implementation. Students will learn techniques in animation, use of colour, mixing sounds and images and other audio-visual skills. Students will also learn the basics of various computer programmes which will be used to support the technological aspect of this project.
Applicant: Naxxar Primary School, Maria Regina
Reference number: KRE 28 – FN 1287
Project Title: Ċumm! Paqq! Bumm!
Amount Awarded: €2,793.83
The project focuses on the exploration of sounds, phonetics and written text. This project will introduce students to performance poetry. Year 1 students will eventually perform the poems during a school concert. The poems chosen are all in Maltese since this is directly linked with the promotion of the Maltese language, one of the school’s priorities.
Applicant: St Clare College Secondary School
Reference number: KRE 07 – FN 1266
Project Title: Fotorumanz 2015-2016
Amount Awarded: €4,944.20
Fotorumanz will portray social behaviour through photography, written dialogue and captions. Students will create the narratives, perform the stories, take the photographs and also devise the story-board. This project will cater for the different needs and interests of students with physical disability while offering them a platform to express their creativity.
Applicant: Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre
Reference number: KRE 03 – FN 1262
Project Title: Giving life to learning spaces
Amount Awarded: €5,000
The project involves three disciplines, namely painting, pottery-making and metal work. The project involves the creation of installations in different spaces through painting, pottery-making and metal work. The project aims at providing the students with a space for self-expression and creative exploration.