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BFI Film Academy

16 September 13 words: Alison Emm
Throw the doors to your filmmaking career wide open
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Ah, to be young… A lot of LeftLion readers may not quite squeeze into the 16-19 year old age range but for those who do, and are passionate about film and cinema, keep on reading because the opportunity of a lifetime awaits you.

Broadway will be running the BFI Film Academy, a three month course for 16-19 year olds who are crazy about cinema. A BFI Film Academy Network course, it will be led by industry experts who will be covering every aspect of the film industry to help develop skills and knowledge to give you one massive leg-up in your hunt for a career in the film industry.  

Careers in film are not easy to come by and a lot of twenty and thirty-somethings would be biting Broadway’s hand off to be a part of this. But they can’t, their teeth are no longer sharp enough. If yours are, applications will be considered from anyone between the ages of 16-19 regardless of where you live or your background.

Young filmmaker Jordan McGibney won a place on last year’s course and said, “without the BFI Academy it definitely wouldn’t have gotten to the level that it has. What was great about the Academy was that it wasn’t just the technical side of things but the networking aspect of the industry and how to expand your team. So when I went into post-production, through what I’d learnt, I was able to pull in people that really took my film to the next level.”

There are eighteen places and the closing date for applications are Thursday 26 September at 5pm with the course running from October to December 2013. Get a wiggle on and give yourself a Christmas present that money can’t buy. 

The BFI Film Academy will run from Monday 7 October to Thursday 19 December in the evenings and at weekends at Broadway Cinema.

BFI Film Academy application

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