Envision campaigners named runners-up in Guardian film award

A group of young Envision campaigners from Sir John Cass School have been shortlisted in the Guardian's young film-makers short film for their film about youth unemployment.

Based on their own experience and that of other young people they know, the Envision team were concerned about the rising levels of youth unemployment and the future impact of being out of work long-term.

When they joined Envision last year they decided they wanted to raise awareness of the problem of youth unemployment by creating a short film that looked at some of the cause and effects of being out of work and the impact that has on communities and society as a whole.

The team began creating their film last researching and planning their project with help from local film-maker who advised them on storyboarding and equipment. To fund their enterprise they applied to Envisions Pitch4Change and were paired with corporate mentors from Aberdeen Asset who succesfully helped them pitch for £500.

As well as featuring their film on the website they created to give advice to young people seeking employment they also presented to year group assembly's at their school. But they wanted to get their film distributed even wider so jumped at the chance to enter it into the Guardian short film competition organised in partnership with the Intergenerational Foundation and the National Union of Students.

The team are elated to have been announced runners-up in the 16-18 catergory and it has inspired them to keep on campaigning for more help and support for the young unemployed.

Watch their award-winning short film here.