We recruited 18 talented young filmmakers to take part in our fifth BFI Film Academy in Autumn 2016. 62 young people applied for this opportunity so the selection process was pretty tough.
The HOME BFI Film Academy covers everything from practical filmmaking to film theory, programming, distribution and certification. It involves approximately 80 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 5 minute short film called Sleep Tight.
You can read blogs written by the young people throughout the project by clicking on the hyperlinks below.
Adekemi Roluga, Amy Curtis, Amy Pfeil, Angel Nkomo, Emily Mitchell, Ethan Hughes, Feroze Bilal, Holly Atkinson, Jordan Norris, Joseph Hayward, Jacob McAllister, Kelly Draper, Oliver Henderson, Owen Tuson, Ronan Grant, Sophie Howarth, Valentina Casually, William Clare
Actors: Ciaran Mitchell, Tigga Goulding
Workshop Leaders: John Grey, Dean Brocklehurst, Bart Piekarski
Workshop Assistant: Lucy Grayson
Film Theory Course Tutor: Maggie Hoffgen
Project Assistant: Monica Sagar
HOME Engagement Assistant: Ally Davies
HOME Engagement Young People’s Programme Producer: Rosie Stuart
HOME Head of Engagement: Marisa Draper