Cinemagic is delighted to announce the delivery of The BFI Film Academy Short Courses programme in 2022/23 and16–19-year-olds are invited to apply by Monday 8th August 2022.
The BFI Film Academy Short Courses helps to train and inspire the next generation of filmmakers, supporting young people aged 16 to 19 to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film.
BFI Film Academy offers young people passionate about film a chance to learn together, working in production teams to create short films in an industry led environment. BFI Film Academy short courses are supported by the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Screen Scotland, and Northern Ireland Screen.
No academic education or degree is necessary and Cinemagic welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and across ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstances. Applicants must be available for all dates of the programme. The course is an accredited NCFE Level 2Preparing to Work in the Film Industry qualification. This qualification has been driven by the needs of industry and education partners.
The BFI Film Academy Short Courses delivered by Cinemagic will offer another impressive range of masterclasses, on-set film training and access to top industry professionals throughout the course. The fee for the course is £25 however bursaries are available.
To apply please complete the following application HERE
- Be aged 16 to 19-years-old on the first day of the course
- Be a UK resident
- Have a passion or talent for filmmaking and an ambition to work in the film industry
- Be able to commit to the duration of the course
- Not currently be at university or enrolled at university when the course starts
- Not have previously enrolled on a BFI Film Academy course
The programme will run from August 2022 to January 2023.
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KEY COMPULSORY DATES
Saturday 20th August
Saturday 27th August
Saturday 3rd September
Thursday 8th September
Saturday 17th September
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October
Cinemagic Festival Labs
Saturday 15th October
Cinemagic Festival Labs
Saturday 16th October
Zoom calls will be put in place in the evenings of October and November to continue with accreditation.
7th & 8th January 2023 – Film Shoot Group 1
14th & 15th January 2023 – Film Shoot Group 2
4th February 2023
11th February 2023
Since 2013, a number of invited guests from the film industry have met with the Cinemagic BFI Film Academy Short Courses participants to talk about their aspiring careers. Industry professionals who shared their skills and experiences with the young people included producers Mark Huffam (Saving Private Ryan, World War Z), Iain Smith (The A Team, Children of Men), Gareth Ellis-Unwin (Oscar Winner for The King’s Speech, Steel Country) and Jessica Malik (Zaytoun), Production Managers Terry Bamber (The Man from U.N.C. L.E, Skyfall) and Leon McGeown-Fee (The Lodge, Sesame Tree), actors Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey), Shaun Evans (Endeavour) and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Cinematographer Seamus Mc Garvey (Atonement, Godzilla, Avengers Assemble), screenwriter Ryan Rowe (Charlie’s Angels, Disney’s TinkerBell and The Secret of the Wings), directors Aisling Walsh (Maudie, Song for a Raggy Boy), William Mc Gregor (Poldark, One of Us, Misfits), Tony Mitchell (The Bible, Grace and Goliath), Michael Lennox (Boogaloo and Graham, Patch of Fog, Derry Girls), Andrew Tohill & Ryan Tohill (The Dig), David Caffrey (Peaky Blinders, Love/Hate), Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones, Great Expectations) First Assistant Director Darren Fee (The Lodge, Secret Life of Boys), casting director Georgia Simpson, industry professional Alison Crinion, Industry Trust for IP Awareness, Oscar-Winning Make-up artist Christine Blundell (Sherlock Holmes, Legend and Paddington), and Video Assist/Playback Operator Lisa Trinder (Game of Thrones) to name but a few.