Our BFI film Academy produced film ‘Driven’ has been selected to be shown at this years Portobello Film Festival on the 11th Sept 2014 and will be shown in The Pop Up Cinema at 6pm. This is great news for our BFI Film Academy participants who have all worked hard to produce this short film under Signal’s tutored guidance. The festival is held in London and is one of the UKs biggest independent film competitions.
A bit of a history of Driven… For the past 2years we have been partners for the BFI (British Film Industry) Film Academy UK Network Programme. We are one of their Northern based hubs for the scheme and ran weekly workshops for 16-19 year olds who individually applied to be on our course. The lucky youngsters were offered first-hand film industry experience with professional mentors who guided them every step of the way during production. This years BFI crew came up with an idea to create a psychological thriller built upon a sat-nav’s confusing directions ‘Driven’ and is currently being entered into film festivals across the country.
The Portobello Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the declining state of British Film Industry and was produced to provide a forum for new filmmakers. Interestingly the festival has been dubbed ‘the wild side of Brit Film’ (Metro) and ‘the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe’ (The Independent).
We will be advertising our next BFI Film Academy course along with how to apply very soon…
Click here for more info and to read about past projects.
Details for the screening:
11th September 201, Pop Up Cinema, 3 Acklam Road W10 5TY, Under the Westway where it crosses Portobello Road, 6 to 10.30pm.