YOUNG people will be given the opportunity shape the future of film in their area.

Arts Connect West Midlands have teamed up with the Artrix in Bromsgrove to involve youngsters aged 14 to 19 as Film Ambassadors to change the film provision to offer a wider selection of films which are relevant to young people and also the UK Industry.

They will create a programme of films, work with film distributors and production companies, take part in film workshops, watch inspiring movies and create total film experiences which engage the audience in the themes, story and characters.

Ambassador meetings will take place at the Slideslow Drive venue from 4.30pm to 6pm on Monday, May 19 and Monday, June 30.

Film Ambassadors will also work with the venues to promote the events and attract new audiences.

Rebecca Hardy, Arts Connect's film and digital programme developer, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for young film enthusiasts to become film critics and help develop film audiences across the region.

"Young people interested in films are welcome to get involved and help shape the way young people watch and share films across the West Midlands.”

Arts Connect West Midlands is one of 10 Bridge organisations, funded by Arts Council England to connect children and young people with great arts and cultural experiences.

For more information, go to or call the Artrix on 01527 577330.