Who’s your film course BFF? The BFI – apply now!

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"Explore your own creativity, work with industry professionals"


Young budding film makers in Suffolk – apply now for courses starting in January, run by the British Film Institute!

With this under your belt you then join the BFI Film Academy alumni network, with access to BAFTA career talks and other helpful events.

You need to apply by January 3rd 2017 by calling 01603 760529 or at cultureworkseast.co.uk/filmacademy. Parents and youth professionals will find some information for them here as well. Help with travel costs and other financial support is available.

The courses are for 16 to 19-year-olds looking for careers in the film, TV or animation industries.

You’ll get hands-on filmmaking experience, develop practical knowledge and skills, explore your own creativity, work with industry professionals, watch a range of films, make a film as a team and earn an arts award.

Where is it being held?

The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City Education, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AD.

Screen Suffolk director Karen Everett urges young people in Suffolk to give the course a try, saying, “There’s nothing like hands on experience and access to the help of film professionals. This business can be quite difficult to break into, so any course such as this that helps with a leg up is a great idea for young people.”