HORIZON is a creative film & photography organisation based in the heart of Brighton. Supporting those in an active program of recovery from addiction. People who may suffer from mental health or social issues and people wanting to improve their well-being through
A FREE course for individuals who want to learn how to live a happy, healthy, creative and sustainable recovery lifestyle with a desire to work towards employment, doing something they LOVE.
Boost you confidence, learn new skills, engage with like minded people and build a future.Learn from peer mentors with lived experiences who can guide you to your ultimate long-term goal.
Delivering workshops, led by media professionals in recovery, such as: photography, film making, creative-writing, storyboarding & editing, we deliver courses to educate, support and creatively inspire.
creative film & photography.
If you are in recovery, want to
improve your well-being, film &
photography skills and build
self-confidence and you have
an interest in media to any level
- complete novices are welcome -
Then our courses are for you!
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Funded by the National Lottery, Community fund.
Our team of professionals in their respective creative media-based career teach the basics in the following:
Creative writing & Storyboarding
There will be a chance for each student to have 'hands on' experience with relative equipment such as:
Professional film cameras (basic available for starters)
Leading photography cameras (basic available for starters)
Sound & lighting
Editing tools and software on an editing laptop, capable of bringing your work to life.
The course will take place in a media work space on two mornings of each week, running for 6 weeks. Within each course day we will ensure we also look at:
One to One development
The chance to exhibit work collectively
One to one development will give each student a weekly time slot with one of our course facilitators, ensuring everyone has time to air concerns or chat in private about any issues they may be facing. Or to perhaps ask extra questions and learn more!
A certificate is presented at the end of the course upon successful completion in our HAFTA party! We also provide references upon completion of the course. Then the really exciting things begin in our Beyond Horizon program!
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Students who have completed the course will become part of BEYOND HORIZON - where we continue to support by signposting and offering further training, voluntary positions, work experience and placements within local film & photography organisations.
By the end of the course, we want for our students to have learnt many things about many aspects of media, gained a new insight or found a new gift. All students will have produced a small film, gallery of photos or creative writing/storyboard piece that they can use to showcase.
This years students displayed their film & photography work at the Brighton Fringe Festival 2019 - in the Unframed Lives exhibition.
We were proudly shortlisted for the 2019 'Visual Arts Award'
Several of our students this year went on to further training in film & photography at the Brighton Film School and some have even gone in to shadow within professional media businesses in Brighton & Hove.
Above all, we want to show that a happy, healthy, sustainable recovery IS possible. With creative outlets, new skills and opportunities and stronger links to the recovery network, we want everyone to flourish in this safe, creative environment.
Building new found friendships, support one another and find creative outlets whilst enjoying our time, RIGHT HERE. Right now. Together.