The British Film Institute want young Aylesbury Vale filmmakers

Applications are now open to 16-19 year-olds for the next BFI (British Film Institute) Film Academy.

By Thomas Bamford
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 2:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 2:58 pm
Students from previous years
Students from previous years

The BFI say: "This is a great chance for young people to obtain a qualification and the first-hand knowledge and skills needed to help make your career in film a reality.

"On each course, you will learn about all aspects of filmmaking, from script to screen, including behind the scenes insights, practical workshops with camera and editing equipment, the opportunity to shoot a short film and meet guest speakers from the Film Industry."

Workshops will take place digitally, or if safe to do so, at Pinewood Studios (South Bucks) every Saturday for six Saturdays from 16 January 2021 or at Shepperton Studios (Surrey) on six consecutive days from Monday 15 February 2021.

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For the 8th year running, Berkshire based Resource Productions has been selected as regional delivery partners to work closely with the Pinewood Studios Group. Combining over 20 years of experience in the Industry, Resource Productions supports local young people in Bucks, Berks and Surrey to achieve their goals in the Creative Industries.

Amanda Dorsett, Head of Production at Resource Productions comments: "This opportunity connects local talent with the Pinewood Studios Group and is a fantastic experience for all involved.

"Resource Productions are thrilled to be selected once more as one of BFI's regional delivery partners. This is our 8 th year of collaborating with Pinewood/Shepperton Studios to run the Academy and we have prepared an excellent programme of training to support anyone interested in applying for a spot on the programme."

The BFI Film Academy programme is a key part of the BFI’s Film Forever five-year plan to support the future success of UK film, and Resource Productions is fully committed to supporting and achieving those goals.

There are only 20 places available, so apply quickly!

You can do so by visiting www.resource-productions.co.uk/trainingThe deadline is Monday December 14. Interviews will take place on Sunday 10th January 2021.