Digital media projects
If you’re a talented, creative, young person, keen to make a mark on the world around you, how do you do it? Talent and hard work might get you so far. But how do you get the skills and experience you need to make the most of any opportunities that come along?
Our extended media projects provide essential skills and training for young people keen to enter the creative industries. For example, our two-year project, The Story of QPR, enabled 38 young people to gain invaluable knowledge, experience and confidence. Several are now in paid employment in the media industry.
As well as supporting and training young people, our media projects are designed to engage and benefit the wider community. Many of them have been developed in partnership with other not-for-profit organisations.
If you have an idea for a digital media project, or are interested in supporting future projects in any way, please contact us
This showcase is the culmination of the Octavia Foundation’s latest digital media work that has taken place over the past three months. YO! London brings together over 80 photographs that explore the connection young people have with their London and its inhabitants.
The images have been curated to represent the photographic journey our young people took through an array of famous London areas, from the banks of the meandering Thames to the vibrant Ladbroke Grove, from the hip Mile End to the passenger seat of a taxi.
Mirroring the ethos of past media projects, YO! London provided young people with essential skills training necessary to take confident, well-composed photographs and document the subject’s story. Not only did the project allow our young photographers to get creative, it also provided them with vital experiences from media arts professionals on how to be successful in the creative industries.
During YO! London the Octavia Foundation formed exciting new partnerships with several local youth organisations, which not only generated a significant number of images but additionally brought a diversity to the photographs. The level of quality throughout the collection truly represents the dedication, passion and commitment of everyone involved.
the project will uncover the hidden histories of Kensal Green cemetery, one of London’s oldest public burial grounds.
Charts the history of Queens Park Rangers football club and documents the heritage of London's W12 area (trailer 2mins16, full film 60mins) 2015
Four films challenging common perceptions of young people in Britain (35mins51, 62mins, 26mins31, 68mins) 2013
A short film about sexual health. 13m58. 2013.
Tells the story of black theatre in Britain (trailer 2mins35) 2012
Addresses the confusion around changes to welfare and benefits in England (10mins) 2011.
Award-winning short film by Chris Lamontagne (3mins11) 2010
Raises awareness about climate change. (11mins06) 2010.
Uncovers inspirational stories of influential women (14mins07, 13mins28, 17mins48, 17mins12) 2010.