We recruited 18 talented young filmmakers to take part in our sixth BFI Film Academy running from Oct-Dec 2017. 55 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 are guided through each stage by a team of industry professionals.
Film Festival Success
– Winner of Special Young People’s Competition (16-21 Age Category) at the British International Amateur Film Festival 2018
– Winner of Best Film award for the Cinemagic Film Festival 2018 (Young Filmmaker Competition) 15-17s category
– Selected for screening at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival 2018 (Community Film Category)
Pushing Buttons: Behind The Scenes
Participants: Callum Bancroft, Rachel Burton, Jessica Christian, Sophie Cooksley, Maddy Cooper, Dion Duncan, George Grosvenor, Mercy Henderson-Scarlett, Jonathan Hughes, Donovan Newton, Lewis Roberts, Kate Roper, Luke Vella, Michael Ward, Joel Wood, Alex Sinclair, Abby Slater and an unnamed participant.
Read the participant blog posts about the project process in the articles below.
Actors: Amy Gavin, Cal Jones, Catherine Morefield, Gabriel Payne, Gemma Ryan, Hannah Ellis, Harry Dyer, Joshua Wilkinson, Judy Holt, Lucie Browne, Matt Aistrup, Michael Ward, Tom Hughes
Workshop Leaders: John Grey, Dean Brocklehurst, Bart Piekarski
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