Students from across the UK have come to the Barbican today (7 November) to share the films they have made for our Film Challenge, in partnership with Samsung.

They are showing the films they’ve made, inspired by our Rome season of plays, and covering themes around modern politics, citizenship, rhetoric and leadership, and take part in panel discussions.

Our digital education partnership with Samsung kicked off earlier this year with our For the Good of Rome conference series, which inspired students to debate themes from Shakespeare’s Rome plays using digital technology. Students were then encouraged to create their own responses to the topics with their own creative films.


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A group of students took part in an energetic Makers’ Lab in Strafford-upon-Avon. They met with a theatre director and experts from Samsung who worked with them to explore filming techniques and staging scenes through film using Samsung 360 technology.

Budding filmmakers aged 16-19, have now put their ideas into practice and entered our Film Challenge using mobile devices and/or the latest Samsung Gear 360 cameras. A series of new ‘How To’ films, created with Samsung, provided inspiration to the young filmmakers.

Find out more about the Bringing Shakespeare to Life project on the Samsung website

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