awen is an award winning media production social enterprise set up in 2006 and based in West Cornwall. Our work inspires and empowers communities by telling their stories in a variety of digital formats. We exhibit and distribute our work in galleries, museums, festivals, The Community Channel, village halls, on-line and DVDs.
The ethos at the heart of awen productions is the creative use of digital media – film, photography, web and cultural heritage apps – as tools for positive social change. Our productions grow out of long-term relationships with our communities using integrated, participatory approaches.
awen has gained regional, national and international recognition producing films and digital media on subjects as diverse as rural issues, archive, local heritage/history, human rights, youth culture, farming, globalisation and the environment.
We believe that our approach helps sustain essential links between people, communities and their ever-changing environment. As a “Community Interest Company” (CIC) we operate a “more-than-profit” ethos, which means all profits are routed back into community projects we’re developing.
awen is currently developing a slate of projects with our recently joined associates who bring with them a broad range of skills and experience.