Film made by members of Colburn Youth Project to be screened at cinema

Colburn Youth Project staff and young people. Photo: Scott Akoz.

Young people from Colburn Youth Project are hosting the premier of a film they have made.

The short film, called Lost in Translation, will be screened on Thursday, December 5 at Empire Cinemas in Catterick Garrison.

The film aims to challenge stereotypes, raise aspirations and highlights the importance of community engagement.

Doors open at 6pm with festive treats provided by Hideaway Café, the new café based in Colburn Leisure Centre.

The event will be officially opened at 6.30pm by Councillor Stuart Parsons.

Following the film premiere, the audience are invited to stay for a Q&A with the young people involved in the project.

The event is free to attend and open to all ages.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite via this link at

Youth worker Edwina Anderson said: “Colburn Youth Project aims to give young people the opportunity to explore new activities and learn new skills.

“The film has been a challenging project in more ways than one.

“The young people have had to overcome many issues to be involved in the film; including low self-esteem, confidence, and personal dramas, but they came through in the end and I’m extremely proud of the film and everyone involved.”

Project director of NCOP York & North Yorkshire Helen Smith said: “The young people we work with often talk about the aspirations they have for their future.

“However, somehow these seem sometimes to be misunderstood by adults.

“The NCOP Lost in Translation project has given the young people the chance to tell us about how they feel about their hopes and plans and how they fit in with the communities around them.

“By articulating their ideas through this project, we will hopefully enable them to put together a road map to achieve the future they deserve.”

The event organisers have thanked Empire Cinemas for giving them use of their cinema free of charge.