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BFI Film Academy 2013-14: Open for Applications Now!

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Signal Film and Media is delighted to launch our second BFI Film Academy for Cumbria and Lancashire to take place throughout Autumn and Winter. The BFI Film Academy is a national scheme that aims to identify, nurture, celebrate and showcase the next generation of British film industry talent and give young people who are passionate about film the opportunity to develop the skills and ambition to forge a career in film. We’re looking for 18 budding filmmakers aged 16-19 from Cumbria and Lancashire to take part in the course which will cover all aspects of filmmaking and the film industry including programming, script writing, film production and distribution. Those selected will receive training from Industry Professionals and work towards an Arts Award qualification.

During the Academy you will:

– Take part in a short film production in a specialist area that could include – script writing, directing, producing, cinematography, production design, sound and editing.
– Develop your knowledge of film theory and historical context
– Attend special events with Industry Professionals including a current director Q&A
– Develop film programming skills (you will programme a screening event to compliment your short film)- Screen your finished film at a special industry networking event

Signal is one of 36 regional academies. There is also the opportunity to apply to be part of an intensive regional residential, piloted last year at The National Film and Television School. More details will be given to participants during the course.

Application Information:
– Applications are open to 16-19 year olds
– There are 18 places available
– The Academy is FREE for participants. We have a small budget to reimburse some travel
– Participants will be encouraged to undertake an Arts Award qualification as part of the course
– Sessions will take place from October 22nd to mid February on Tuesday evenings, some Saturday daytimes and for some full days in October & February half term
– Applicants will be informed if they have a place on the Academy by 17:00 on Fri 11th October
– The first session will take place from 18:00-20:00 on Tues 22nd October
– There is an application process for this project due to its popularity and demand

To apply, download an application form here and send it to by 17:00 on Fri 9th Oct

Read more about last year’s academy