Outwith is an exciting programme of filmmaking workshops and events for Borders-based young people delivered by Alchemy Film & Arts throughout 2021.

You’ve learned about colour and composition, about planning and production, about sound and shooting – now it’s time to Make Your Own film project!

This page contains details about what to expect from this block – Alchemy will be in touch with further details of dates and times.

October 2021 – February 2022

In this block you’ll reflect on what you’ve learned and enjoyed so far and choose something you’d like to focus on that’s totally led by you. We’ll support you to make a film, put on a screening, curate a programme of films, or develop your writing around films – or maybe a combination of all of these!

Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to make yet – we’ll build in time for thinking it all though.

Your project will be supported by regular sessions between October and February, each lasting up to 90 minutes.

  • Session 1 | Reflection on what you’ve enjoyed so far
  • Session 2 | Filmmaking? Production? Writing?
  • Session 3 | Begin your Project
  • Session 4 | Project Check-in
  • Session 5 | Nearly There
  • Session 6 | Show and Tell

We’ll also build in celebration of your work, and look for ways to screen or publish it, as well as discussing how you can keep making films after Outwith!


  • Access to a device to have a video call on (phone, ipad, tablet, laptop)
  • General materials to deliver your project

You will have access to Alchemy’s equipment, resources and platforms and we’ll work together on how best to use them.