If your entry is shortlisted for an award you will receive support to make a short film to help showcase your entry. You will also receive a copy for your own use.
We have a partnership with film and media departments from colleges across Scotland including the City of Glasgow College, Edinburgh College and North East Scotland College.
You will be assigned a student Director who will work with you to create the film. However, you will need to consider what you want to include in the film, including people to interview and activities to film. You will be given a short toolkit with guidance on how to do this.
Films will be:
- premiered at the awards ceremony
- posted on our website and shared via our Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo channels
- entered into a competition to find the Best Film
Application for Student Film Directors for 2021 will open early next year.
Filming for SSSA awards was a great experience for me, not only for improving my skills at working to a brief to create a film, but also for discovering a little more about some of the organisations around that are doing great work in the social services.Student, North East Scotland College
Our students gained a valuable insight into the social supportive and inspirational work carried out in our communities. It is important for them to realise that broadcast can be a force for good and projects such as this one are valuable for their working future.Curriculum Manager, Broadcast Media & Photography, Edinburgh College
My experience working on this project has been great. I got to meet some amazing social workers whose stories I felt honoured to tell and was supported by the SSSA team helped throughout the process.Student, City Of Glasgow College
The experience of producing, directing and editing three award videos in a month has been a crash course in independent creative industry work. Iâ€™ve had the chance to work creatively with my team and meet some of the very inspirational people nominated for the awards. This opportunity hasnâ€™t just helped me improve as a filmmaker, but itâ€™s helped improve me as a person.Student, City of Glasgow College
These films, whilst challenging, were enlightening as I was able to learn a lot about the groups I worked with. I have a lot of respect for their work and Iâ€™m proud that I got a chance to tell their story in some small way.Student, City of Glasgow College
I am very grateful for the opportunity to take part in this fascinating project. Seeing the hard work of these highly motivated people from the social sector was very inspiring.Student, Edinburgh College
The entire experience working with both SSSA and my chosen organisation was absolutely brilliant. I worked closely with the team to come up with a plan for the film that clearly conveyed who they are and what they do. Everyone was so friendly and I managed to learn a lot regarding film making. It also gave me the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills Iâ€™d gained from college into practice. I would highly recommend all future students who have this opportunity to work with SSSA to grasp it with both hands.Student, Edinburgh College
Working for Scottish Social Services Awards was a privilege and an opportunity. All film directors worked for fantastic organisations and helped them bring their best projects, services and ideas to life. This is also a great opportunity to develop our skills, not only technical â€“ such as camera operating or video editing â€“ but also communication skills.Student, Edinburgh College