BROMSGROVE youngsters are being given the chance to shape the future of film in their area.

Arts Connect West Midlands has teamed up with Artrix to involve youngsters aged 14 to 19-years-old as film ambassadors.

The young film enthusiasts will be tasked with ensuring a wider selection of films relevant to young people and the UK industry are being provided to townsfolk.

The youngsters will be creating a programme of films, working with film distributors and production companies, taking part in film workshops, watching inspiring movies, and creating film experiences designed to engage the audience in themes, stories and characters.

Film ambassadors will also work with the Artrix to promote its events and attract new audiences.

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

Following the June 30 meeting there will be a special screening of the group’s chosen film.

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 details visit or call Artrix on 01527 577330.