Youth Activities

Youth and Community

Youth Club Animation Workshops

HippFest worked with Animation Jam to create fun and simple cartoon animation workshops for P1-7 pupils at Bo'ness Youth Clubs and Carmuirs Primary School. 2D creatures were brought to life by the talent and imagination of the young people. Supported by Persimmon Homes.

Watch the awesome animations here:

Carmuirs Primary animation 

Bo’ness Public PS After School Club

Deanburn PS After School Club  


Hippsters: HippFest Young Reviewers

Passionate about cinema, Hippsters are talented young people from Central Scotland who will:

  • Attend events at Hippodrome Silent Film Festival
  • Work with the HippFest team to learn about the Festival films and musicians
  • Work with professional film writers
  • Create blogs, media reviews and other online content about silent cinema


Young Falkirk Filmmakers

In early 2019 care-experienced young people from the Falkirk Champions Board created their own silent short film working with filmmakers from Screen Education Edinburgh. Funded by Cashback for Creativity, this filmmaking programme trains young people in the key aspects of film making from camera and sound to screenwriting, directing and editing. Their final short silent film, The Lost Child, premiered at New Found Sound accompanied by Mike Nolan on piano and followed by a short Q&A.

Check out The Lost Child, film created by Falkirk Champions and Screen Education Edinburgh 

Watch the HippFest review film of The Lost Child

Previous films created by this programme are Love Crush and Born This Way 

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