Theres still time to apply for the BFI Academy Craft Residential!

Calling all budding filmmakers aged 16-19 years old. There’s still time to apply for the BFI Film Academy Craft Residential…

Six screenwriters selected for the 2016 BFI Film Academy have just completed their Writers Weekend Retreat at the NFTS.

They were given support from NFTS Head of Screenwriting Brian Ward and six NFTS screenwriting MA graduates to develop their selected treatment into full short film scripts.

The six scripts will now be used as the basis for the films made by participants selected for the Craft Skills Residential held at the NFTS in Easter 2016. The Easter residential will take place from 28 March to 8 April at the NFTS and at Lane End Conference centre nearby in High Wycombe, with a pre-weekend residential of activities on 5 and 6 March at the same venues. There are places for 66 participants who can choose to specialise as producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, production designers and many other filmmaking roles.

To apply for the two week Easter residential in 2016 click here… (opens in new tab)

This scheme is FREE apart from an admin fee that is refundable if you do not secure a place.

Participants aged 16-19 on previous courses enjoyed entertaining Masterclasses with directors such as Edgar Wright, Mike Newell and Destiny Ekharaga, cinematographers Oliver Stapleton and Brian Tufano, writers Regina Moriarty, Tony Grisoni and Stephen Moffatt, producers Sue Vertue and Rebecca O’Brien, actors David Morrissey and Noel Clarke, editor Justine Wright and sound designer Dean Humphreys amongst many more.

They were also given training in producing, directing, working with actors, cinematography, sound, editing and production design and their films have been shown at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank followed by a networking opportunity with talent spotters from the film and television industry.

Total Film magazine is supporting this scheme again as the official Media Partner of the NFTS. Dave Bradley, Group Editor-in-Chief, Future Film Group says:

"Total Film magazine is very proud to be the media partner of the NFTS BFI Film Academy again this year. As one of the world's top film magazine brands, we recognise the importance of nurturing and celebrating up and coming talent and we're continually impressed with the work done by the NFTS to bring new filmmakers to the fore. We're very happy to support this scheme and look forward to seeing what talent the next Film Academy uncovers."

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