Ayrshire Film Company CIC is a social enterprise with the intention of creating new and innovative filmed programmes produced by local volunteers from all walks of life.
We were approached by local football team Irvine Meadow to film pre season home games and from there we came up with the idea of producing TV style programmes called 'Fitba Shorts.'
The pilot proved hugely successful, with AFC recruiting volunteers to produce the quality programmes. We were fortunate to 'kick off' with a former ladies footballer (Bev) who wanted to volunteer and learn how to present and interview and we now also have on board a number of volunteers from all walks of life including a local student pursuing a career behind the camera with a natural ability for camera work.
The programme has proven to be a very popular format and we have been approached by a number of volunteers to join the programme and now propose to develop and expand our AFC Fitba Shorts team to produce highlights from other local football teams including youth, amateur, ladies and semi professional football teams.
Our volunteer programme aims to provide expert media knowledge, soft skills and general overall media experience to people who may want to seek a career in media and/or by using what AFC Fitba Shorts offer gain vital experience in confidence, self esteem, networking, employability, education, social and technical skills.
Due to the programmes popularity, we are seeking funding for this new and innovative volunteer project and we need your help to raise these funds to continue to film 'Fitba Shorts'.
The funds will solely be used for equipment, training and development of local volunteers working on the project and also for the overall promotion of the project.
Whether you are a supporter, a business or simply a lover of the game, we would appreciate your support in raising funds to promote and continue filming 'Fitba Shorts' in the local community and perhaps to encourage more volunteers to come forward and gain valuable skills and enhance their future prospects.
I am asking you to please support this excellent project and let us bring you more highlights of the best games of the season!