Young film makers being urged to sign-up for new course in Norwich

Amanda Nevill, the BFI chief executive. Photo credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Amanda Nevill, the BFI chief executive. Photo credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Teenagers passionate about a career in the film industry are being encouraged to apply for a new course being held in Norwich.

Organisers behind the BFI Film Academy 2015 are looking for film makers aged between 16 to 19 from across Norfolk and Suffolk to help make their dreams of a career in film a reality.

BFI chief executive, Amanda Nevill, said: 'We know how important it is for us to do this, to nurture and support the gifted and talented, wherever they are in the UK, because the future of our industry depends on them.'

Now in its fourth year, the Academy is seeking 20 applicants, who will be offered training for every film industry role, including writing, directing, production, sound design, editing and camera. They will also be taught film history and cinematic storytelling and will receive hands-on filmmaking experience while working alongside industry professionals.

Elli Chapman, artistic director the youth arts organisation Culture Works, who will be delivering the course, said: 'This is a great opportunity for any young film maker who is already developing their film work as part of education or in their own time and is considering a career in any part of the industry.'

• The closing date for applications is midnight on October 11 and the first course starts on October 14. For more information or an application click here.

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• Are you working on a film project? Email Donna-Louise Bishop or ring 01603 772568.

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