Shortlisted for a Royal Society Television Award in Entertainment and The Midland Media Award (Finalist, Entertainment Category), Shaanti.TV www.shaanti.tv was an innovative project that provided opportunities to young people to gain experience, knowledge, and understanding of themselves, each other and the environment, while volunteering in the Eastern Electronic Festival 2014.
Shaanti TV played a critical role in the production of new teaching materials as well as the introduction of new communication technologies, in particular the development of digital technologies for education in resource-poor environments.
One of the key aims was to work with local partners to build a clear and structured pathway into the creative and cultural sector for young people.
In partnership with University of Derby, Shaanti TV helped young adults build capacity in the local creative sector, giving young people much needed employment opportunities. The initiative is linked to the development of British Asian filmmakers and producers, was aimed at the wider arts activities for young people.
Shaanti TV was produced on strict deadlines to plan, deliver and present six TV music show’s alongside skill-based training from mentors who’s CV’s ranged for working with the BBC, ITV, teachers from the University of Derby and Independent British Asian Directors.
“Staff and students’ enthusiasm was amazing and they took on huge projects. People working outside of their normal roles a lot.”
“Shaanti TV had the ability and networks to assist the industry in an area where it is traditionally weak, namely providing education and training that is relevant to the economy.”
“We were convinced that the Eastern Electronic Festival could help us to improve the chances of young people seeking employment in the creative sectors. Overall, we have been very impressed with the enthusiasm of participants and volunteers and feel sure that their experiences on the programme will help them in their pathway towards a fulfilling career.”
“Shaanti TV has the capacity to provide high-quality training because of their outstanding vision for the future.”
“To be able to leave University with a reference from Shaanti TV will help me get a foot in the door. This program has helped me learn key skills which will help me stand out from the rest of the crowd in this over-packed industry.”
“It’s given me real insight and a proper taste of this business and it has given me something to look forward to. Now I’ve decided to stay on this pathway as an Editor”
“I’ve really enjoyed the work I’ve been doing, especially the teaching side of things, and I’ve found it all to be very interesting and demanding.”
“I nearly gave up on the industry as no-body was hiring but Shaanti TV brought my passion back to life. Thank you.”
“Was a bit nervous at the beginning but the workshop has given me the confidence to carry on.”
Shaanti can do something very few other industries can – we can injected a new way of challenging the way people value the arts and understand a whole new community – and for that we are hugely desirable.!!!
Images above were taken by a volunteer. All content on Shaanti TV was produced by a talented team of young adults who made a vital contribution to the project as a producer, runner, photographer, blogger editor, digital-photographer, director or as a camera man. All programs made on Shaanti TV, were produced by young adults assisted by a team of inspiring mentors, film-directors, editors, producers and emerging bands.
Shaanti TV’s six show’s can be view on the website below. We are looking to secure partnership with key organsatations who are supportive of the scene moving forward, while strengthening skills and confidence in young people for Shaanti.TV, if you would like to get involved then please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org