We recruited 16 talented young filmmakers to take part in our fourth BFI Film Academy in Autumn 2015. 65 young people applied for this opportunity so the selection process was pretty tough.
The HOME BFI Film Academy covered everything from practical filmmaking to film theory, programming, distribution and certification. It involved approximately 100 hours of training over 2 months and participants were guided through each stage by a team of industry professionals.
As part of the project, the group made a short film called Verses, which follows the relationship between two neighbours who manage to overcome their differences and eventually live in harmony.
Film Festival Success
– Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Showcase 2016
You can read blogs written by the young people throughout the project by clicking on the hyperlinks below.
Myah Bailey-Hanley, Nicolas Connor, Becky Dickinson, Gabe Durkin, Meltem Yalcin Evren, Joseph Hargreaves, Fionnuala Hart, Sophia Kelly-Keegan, Shannon Kirrane, James Lau, Jennifer Platt, Shaquille Rayes, Heather Sides, Ellen Smith, James Southcott and Julia Strawinska.
Actors: Bob Young and Annah Sanders
Workshop Leaders: John Grey, Dean Brocklehurst, Joe Nattrass, Louise Wallwein
Film Theory Course Tutor: Maggie Hoffgen
Project Assistants: Alice Toomer and Bysshe Harkavy
HOME Engagement Assistant: Ally Davies
HOME Engagement Young People’s Programme Producer: Rosie Stuart
HOME Executive Producer: Marisa Draper