Established in 1987 City Eye is a ltd company with charitable status.
In support of local filmmakers we offer a range of resources from equipment to advice on the development and production of film based projects. Our equipment is available for hire according to budget and we always seek, wherever possible, to remove the barriers which prevent emerging filmmakers from realising their dreams. Networking and screening events are a regular feature of the company’s work offering opportunities for filmmakers to meet with and support each other and to showcase work.
The range of people with whom City Eye works in the community is wide and video projects which we undertake are both stimulating and challenging. Recent projects have involved work with young and older people, people with disabilities and people form ethnic minority communities. We have tackled many challenging subjects including domestic violence, student safety, anti-bullying and offending behaviour. Under-pinning all of this work, however, is a passion for all film culture. We seek to inspire similar passion and development of skill in all people with whom we engage.
Our expanding education and training programme offers a broad range of skills’ development opportunities for all people. We have worked in many schools and colleges across Hampshire with students and their teachers. City Eye is particularly focused on the delivery of sustainable programmes of learning within schools.
Since 2008 City Eye has delivered Southampton Film Week, an annual event which celebrates and promotes film to the broadest range of people. Southampton Film Week (SFW) seeks to make Southampton a beacon for all filmmakers and enthusiasts in the region. In 2010 The Youth Film Festival (YFF) was launched. This strand engages young people in its planning, organisation and delivery and includes screenings, competitions and workshops for young people of all ages. The YFF sits alongside other popular strands including archive and film heritage, artists moving image, documentary and music with film. Of particular importance to SFW is the programming of regionally made and supported films.
In 2016 City Eye will occupy its own purpose built facilities for film production and screening in Southampton’s new arts complex. This new development at the heart of Southampton’s emerging cultural quarter has been made possible with support from Arts Council England, Southampton City Council and University of Southampton. The development will deliver a performing arts facility with two auditoriums (each equipped for film screening), contemporary visual art delivered by the Internationally renowned John Hansard Gallery and a new home for City Eye including administration and business base, post-production suites, training and screening spaces.
City Eye exists to promote film and video culture in Southampton and the surrounding area through its support of filmmakers, a programme of networking events which incorporate screenings, its training courses and workshops and its diverse work in video production.
Since 2008 City Eye has delivered Southampton Film Week, an annual event which celebrates and promotes film to the broadest range of people. Southampton Film Week (SFW) seeks to make Southampton a beacon for all filmmakers and enthusiasts in the region.
We can film your project or event or work with you to find the best way to communicate your message - whether you want to create a short film to promote your organisation or have a factual story which needs to be told.
We have a small and very hard-working kit base which we utilise for our own activity but which we also hire and loan to help you with your own project. A sale of charges exists which ensures that we are able to offer support where needed to help you bring your film or event to fruition.
We deliver Southampton Film Week an annual festival which celebrates film across the Ctiy and provides the broadest opportunity to see film and get hands on with some filmmaking. Includes talks and masterclasses and film of all style and genre, features and shorts, drama and documentary, music, per
For all ages and all sorts of places, inside and outside of the curriculum. We offer training in all aspects of filmmaking for beginners and career developers and opportunities to develop your knowledge and experience through our events such as Southampton Film Week, the City's annual film festival.
Projects and acitvities for all people including Southampton Film Week the annual film festival. Film screenings, workshops, talks and masterclasses, and the finest examples of different media and art forms in collaboration.
In all aspects of filmmaking from screenwriting right through to edit and effects. Courses for people of all ages and abilities. Training offered one-to-one or for groups and through our programme of open workshops and activities.
Offered whenever we can but as a small and busy organisation it is sometimes difficult to accommodate these opportunities. Please ask though - we are committed to developing skills and experience in filmmaking and in arts administration and management. If we can find a place we will.