In The Know: Gain Valuable Experience in Film and TV!
With the school holidays fast approaching we have compiled a few opportunities for young people who want to gain some valuable knowledge in the film or TV industry.
BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme: The BFI Film Academy is running 40 different courses between September 2017 and March 2018 across the UK. Information on course dates and the providers will be announced from July 2017. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 19. Courses cost £25 and are conducted through regular evenings, and/or weekend classes. They are in the format of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures. For more information, read here
Ignite Film Camp: This camp is designed for young people with some experience of the film industry. The filmmaking courses are presented by industry professionals and participants will be mentored through the process of making an 8-minute short film which will be entered into the Sundance Ignite Film Challenge. Young people between the ages of 17 and 24 can apply for crew positions. Applicants for the Director or Writer roles, are limited to those over the age of 18, however. For more information, read here.
Females in Film: This programme is designed to provide young women aged 16 to 20 years, with a passion and interest in the film industry, the skills and knowledge they need to start a career in the field. The course will entail classes on filmmaking, master classes, panel discussions and talks led by industry professionals. The programme also includes guidance on the next steps in undertaking this career and participants may also be selected for a six month mentoring program. For more information, read here.
GT Scholars runs an after-school tutoring and mentoring programme for students aged 11-16. We tutor young people in Maths or English and help them achieve their aspirations, get into the top universities and enter competitive careers. To find out more, register your interest here