It’s fun! Especially if watching with our friends or family and provides many positive benefits.
Films can help us see things from new perspectives. Whether from another persons point of view or that of a different culture. Watching a film can take you to another country or another time. A film can show us new things about other culture that we did not know.
Films can inspired social change due to their ability to teach viewers about experiences outside their own perspective, inspire empathy, and raise politically charged questions.
Foreign language films can help us learn new languages.
People find watching films both entertaining and a way to reduce stress and reduce symptoms of depression.
Films can be “a safe space” where we can find alternative role models to identify with, and observe those characters’ behaviours as they tackle challenges similar to our own.
Films can motivate us to make positive changes in our lives. Watching films that take on tough topics can be a thought-provoking experience.
Whether you want to better understand a current social issue or spark a conversation about an opposing point of view, watching films could help educate and enlighten.
The shared experience of watching films with others in a cinema audience brings its own benefits. including on our overall brain function, memory, focus and productivity. They also show stronger social and emotional bonds.”
Also, going to the cinema provides a distraction free environment. “Our modern lives are characterised by multitasking, social media distractions, and many items competing for our attention. Cinema and other cultural events provide space to concentrate and practice focusing. At the cinema specifically, there is nothing to do except immerse yourself.”
Screen Argyll regularly deliver film making and animation workshops and training events.
We run family events where people can learn new skills, have fun and see their work on the big screen. We use accessible mobile apps to teach video editing and animation skills. Participants discover new ways to express their creativity, make their voices heard and get inspired.
Screen Argyll deliver workshops in schools and deliver BFI Film Academy training programmes. Working with a wide range of professional film makers, animators and film industry experts we help young film makers to develop film making skills, find out about pathways into a growth industry and gain qualifications.