Residential course for young film makers

NFTSThe National Film and Television School (NFTS) is looking for filmmakers and film fans aged 16 to 19 to join its BFI Film Academy Craft Residential.

If you’re aged 16-19 and you are committed to working in the film industry, then this is the opportunity for you. NFTS is looking for 66 of the nation’s most promising young filmmakers to take part in a two-week film academy project in which you will work with top industry professionals to make short films.

You will also have master classes with top auteur and commercial filmmakers and learn a craft specialism, such as directing or sound. The academy is open to those who enrol in one of the regional film academies and to others who have the necessary talent and enthusiasm.

The residential will take place from Monday 28th March to Friday 8th April 2016 at the NFTS in Beaconsfield and at Lane End Conference Centre in High Wycombe. There will also be a weekend residential of activities on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2016 at the same venues, so if you want to take part you must be available on all those dates.

Candidates for Screenwriting have an earlier application deadline, because they will be writing the scripts for the short films and will additionally attend a weekend course at the NFTS on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 2015.

The craft residential costs £99 and you will have to pay your own travel expenses. Bursaries to cover costs will be available on application to invited applicants who cannot afford the fee and/or travel costs.

To apply for this one-off opportunity you should:
– Be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the academy programme.
– Be a UK resident and able to commit to the programme for its duration
– Have a passion or talent for filmmaking
– Have evidence of this talent in scripts, treatments or online material, such as videos which you have made or to which you have contributed.
– Be free on the relevant dates.
– Be committed to a career in the film industry
– Have someone who knows your work and is prepared to write a supporting reference (e.g. a teacher, industry professional or leader of one of the network film academies)

For full details about the residential course and how to apply, visit the NFTS website.