Cinemagic BFI Film Academy Network Programme in 20/21 open for applications

Cinemagic is delighted to announce the delivery of another BFI Film Academy Network Programme in 20/21 and 16 – 19 year olds are invited to apply!

The BFI Film Academy Network programme delivered by Cinemagic equips young filmmakers, passionate about film, with the knowledge, skills, insight, confidence and practical training to help lay strong foundations for their pursuit of a career in the film industry. 

In addition to the industry and skills training and access to top professionals, the participants work in groups to make short films. A number of past participants in the programme have been involved in a series of exciting projects since their involvement with companies like HBO, Warner Brothers, BAFTA and Disney and some of our outstanding students were awarded places at the prestigious NFTS & Scottish Residential courses.

Since its launch in 2013, a number of invited guests from the film industry have met with the 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), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, Ladybird, Brooklyn), 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), directorsAisling 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.

 

The BFI Film Academy Network Programme delivered by Cinemagic will offer another impressive range of masterclasses, on-set film training and access to top industry professionals throughout the course. Participants will also work towards gaining and NCFE Preparing to Work in the Film Industry accreditation.

Please note that applicants must be available on ALL academy dates:

 

Tuesday 29th September

6pm – 9pm

via Zoom

 

Thursday 1st October

6pm – 9pm

via Zoom

 

Tuesday 6th October

8pm – 9pm

via Zoom
 
Thursday 8th October

6pm – 9pm

via Zoom.

Friday 9th October

5pm- 9pm

via Zoom

Saturday 10th October

10am-4pm

via Zoom

Tuesday 13th October

6pm- 9pm

via Zoom

Thursday 15th October

6pm-9pm

via Zoom

Saturday 17th October

10am-4pm

via Zoom

Saturday 24th October

10am – 5pm

Location TBC

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th November 

Group 1 Film Shoot

Location TBC

Friday 13th –  Sunday 15th November

Group 2 Film Shoot 

Location TBC

Saturday 28th November

10am – 4pm

via Zoom

Saturday 5th December

10am – 5pm 

Location TBC

 
Please note if applicants are attending University during the BFI Film Academy course they are not eligible to apply. The fee for the course is £25 however bursaries are available. Applicants should have access to ZOOM on the dates and times mentioned above.

 

The closing date for applications is Noon on Monday 21st September and successful applicants will be invited to take part in an interview via ZOOM on the evening of Tuesday 22nd September or Wednesday 23rd September.

Please click HERE to apply.