A B O U T

Eye Want Change promotes and spotlights Smartphone Filmmaking. We nurture creative self-expression and storytelling from a multitude of voices. 

Filmmakers no longer need to depend on broadcasters and suits. Eye Want Change offers a space where creativity and passion is placed above formal education, access to equipment, large budgets and technical expertise. Inspired by the use of phones by activists across the world and by films shot entirely or in significant part on smartphones, we look to affordable mobile technologies and citizen journalism to democratise media and diversify filmmaking.  

We lead workshops and put on screenings / events focused on how to make meaningful films on smartphones, guerrilla filmmaking and how to harness accessible digital technology for social change.

Central to Eye Want Change is our annual international smartphone film competition. It is free to enter and awards prizes which help filmmakers develop their skills and projects. Its entry requirement is simple: Submit a short mobile film on a social issue that you care about. The 2017 competition is now closed.


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    AIMS:

  1. To support and amplify a more diverse range of voices and filmmaking talent, and inspire them to engage creatively with social issues.
     
  2. To provide a welcoming and open home for Smartphone Filmmaking (countering the inaccessibility and elitism of the film/TV industry).
     
  3. To harness the creative potential of the mobile phone and its ability to make social impact.

 

 P R E S S


 

W o r k s h o p s

We welcome projects, collaborations and enquiries. For tailored workshops on mobile or digital filmmaking, please contact eyewantchange@gmail.com or fill in the contact form below.

ICA STOP PLAY RECORD // July 2016

Practical smartphone filmmaking workshop hosted with the ICA's STOP PLAY RECORD programme. This 4-hour hands-on workshop culminated in participants making a completed 60-second smartphone film.

 

BFI FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL // February 2016

Combining smartphone film screenings with talks, basic filmmaking exercises and participatory discussion, this workshop was held as part of the BFI's Future Film Festival 2016. The festival is the UK's most important industry film festival for young people aged 16-25.
 

 

 

LOUD TATE: I.D // November 2015

As part of Tate Collective's annual LOUD event, we hosted a smartphone filmmaking lab and curated a screening made up of 2-minute films made in response to our open call for submissions around the theme of 'Identity'.

 

HOUSE OF VANS // March 2015

A day of screenings, talks and workshops at House of Vans London. The programme included speed dating-style workshops from Eye Want Change, journalist and writer Robbie ojciechowski, and stopmotion artist Jack Brown.


 

T E A M

 
Co-founders Bellaray Bertrand-Webb, Joe Richardson, Sophia Turner, Christa Stengard-Green, Jade Jackman & Emma Barnaby

Co-founders Bellaray Bertrand-Webb, Joe Richardson, Sophia Turner, Christa Stengard-Green, Jade Jackman & Emma Barnaby

 

Eye Want Change was created in 2014, as the team entered their second year at King's College London and the LSE. Emma, Sophia and Madrid-based Jade oversee day-to-day operations with support from Christa in Athens.