BFI Academy Screening Premiere: INSIDE

BFI Academy Screening Premiere: INSIDE


Last week we hosted a very special screening of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER at Vue Cinema in Barrow with 2016 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominee Christopher Hyde, the scriptwriter responsible for the adaptation of the book of the same name.

Our students got to meet Christopher prior to the event to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be from Barrow & progression into the film industry.

Prior to the northern premier of this festival circuit favourite, we were proud to showcase the short film produced by our 2016-17 BFI Academy students called INSIDE.

Film made: INSIDE – 7 mins

INSIDE reveals a moment in time, when a young woman finds herself trapped in an unconscious otherworld, following a tragic and all-too-modern distraction.

The screening of INSIDE was held at Vue Cinema in Hollywood Park, Barrow-in-Furness. The whole event was a brilliant success and we completely sold out the seat capacity. Students were exhilarated at seeing their hard work on the big screen.

“I know I’ll look back on this experience as being a turning point in my life, it’s given me the confidence to believe that I can follow my dreams and work in the film. industry. It has also helped me to secure an unconditional offer for me at university to study film and TV. This has opened doors for me and I am so glad to have had this opportunity – living as I do in rural Cumbria! Thanks BFI, thanks Signal!”

– Emma Wise (current BFI participant)

“It was great to learn from the industry professionals, both in film making – but also about the working environment during a shoot. I enjoyed the screenwriting as that’s what I’m particularly interested in! I also learned that there’s different paths to get into film making; such as networking or making short film projects in groups, which the course has given me the opportunity to do. I’ve met so many other young people interested in making films that should I want to make my own film – I already have the contacts I would be happy to work with again!”

– Josh Read (current BFI participant)