Make Film, Make History

Make Film, Make History is an EU funded partnership project working with a group of young adults (aged 18-24) from all over the UK, Germany and Denmark. The participants have been working together to develop, produce and share films inspired by a common history, experiences of being young in Europe today and the future of Europe.

After 14 months of hard work the participants got to shoot and edit their films at a 3 day residential hosted at IWM London in April 2016.

  • Watch the Make Film Make History films here
  • Read about the project from the participants’ perspective on the blogblog

About the project

Make Film Make History is part of IWM’s major centenary initiative The First World War on Film, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the British film depicting the battle.

The Make Film, Make History Project aims to:

  • Examine the contemporary and lasting impact the 1916 and 1917 screenings of The Battle of the Somme film and associated events had on the home front, society and culture
  • Explore contemporary mass media parallels to the Battle of the Somme
  • Explore the use and development of film as a medium and communication tool, through the prism of the Battle of the Somme and the First World War

The project was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens". It has been delivered by IWM in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London and Mosede Fort, Danmark 1914-18, and with production partner Chocolate Films.