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BFI Film Academy Leeds for ages 16-19

Young people aged 16-19 who are interested in a career in film are invited to apply for the BFI Film Academy Leeds. Delivered by Beta Filmworks and Reel Solutions, it aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers, supporting talented and committed young people aged 16-19 to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality. The BFI Film Academy offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round.

The Silver Arts Award accredited course runs from January – April 2015, including a week-long filmmaking project in February half term and ends with a premiere screening in Leeds Young Film Festival. Participants will get to work alongside professional directors, writers, producers and actors from TV programmes and films such as Emmerdale, Downton Abbey, 4 Lions, We Are Poets and Game of Thrones. The most committed participants will be recommended to attend the residential BFI Talent Campus at the National Film and Television School in 2015, offering an opportunity to work with top filmmakers such as Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, etc) to further develop their skills and progress their career.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21 November 2014. For more information and to apply go to www.betafilmworks.org.

Click here to download a PDF of course information.

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