Yellobric Launches Short Weekend


* Filmmakers, audiences and charity partners come together to create spontaneous short productions.

* Applications open to anyone with a camera and editing software

* All proceeds go to providing digital educational materials to developing world schools

London, UK – 22th March – Screening on the 26th May (filming from 24th May) at Genesis Cinema, Mile End. Short Weekend will see filmmakers from across London and the developing world create some of the most off-centre productions this year. The short films will reach across the globe – anyone, anywhere can enter and be part of London’s underground film scene.

London’s talented filmmakers will be set against entrants from Yellobric’s partners across sub-Saharan Africa and the event will be streamed live on the web. Since 2011 Yellobric has been providing educational digital content to developing world schools. This event will bring these very different environments to London and join communities across thousands of miles using the power of the web. Industry professionals will judge the event and the winner will receive film-making hardware.

Gavin Paterson, founder and director of Yellobric, said: “Short Weekend will unite filmmakers and audiences, donors and students. They will be able to interact in a creative mêlée and peek into each other’s lives.”

Short Weekend is about creating a dialogue between people all over the world. The event will be a chance for Londoners and developing world students to reflect on the dichotomy of their situations and set into context the tremendously important work Yellobric is doing. It will be a celebration of globalism, technology and the Internet and what they could mean for global development.

Entry is open to anyone with a camera and editing software. To enter, buy a ticket or find out more, go to For stock images of Yellobric projects, go to

About Yellobric

Yellobric was set up in 2011 to enable sustainable, long-term economic growth through education in the developing world.
They enrich the lives of thousands of school children in sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom have never had the educational materials to achieve literacy. Leveraging modern technology, they deliver educational texts in a low-cost and sustainable manner to where they are needed most.

Putting a library of eBooks in the hands of developing world children for under £100.

Yellobric is currently focusing on the wide scale distribution of eLiterature as a low cost and effective way of providing developing world children with thousands of eBooks and other educational tools. These are deployed through partner charities with existing operations in schools and communities across the developing world. Yellobric has nine schemes in operation across sub-Saharan Africa. In total 49 devices have been deployed, each with a library of between 400 and 1,600 eBooks. In their first year Yellobric were able to deliver eBooks at around 40p per eBook. For more information:


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