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with Somerset Film at The Engine Room, Bridgwater

Apply now for our October 2017 BFI Film Academy for 16 - 19 year olds! We are looking for passionate and committed young people who have a clear love of film. You don't have to be currently studying media to apply...

BFI Film Academy is an 8-day programme, supported by BAFTA and Pinewood Studios, where participants get to take part in masterclasses from industry professionals, watch and discuss British and world cinema, make two short films and receive career signposting...

You will:

Get hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills
Explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment
Gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field
Work towards an Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.

Course details:

Dates: 7th / 14th / 21st / 23rd to 27th October 2017 
Times: 10am until 5pm daily

The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy delivered by Somerset Film is £25. But if you will struggle to pay the course fee, don't be put off as you will be able to indicate this once you are accepted on the course and this fee can be waived. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as will all materials/equipment. Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs.

Please note that unfortunately, the Academy is not available for students who are attending university at the time of the course.

To apply download an application form, complete it and send it back to us by Monday 18th September 2017. We will notify successful applicants byWednesday 20th September 2017. We have limited places so please answer the questions on the form as fully as possible as this will help us to decide who will get a place. Make sure you keep the dates in your diary until you hear from us. Send your form via email to Natalie at or post to The Engine Room, 52, High Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL.


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Somerset Film & Video Ltd 
The Engine Room, 52 High Street, Bridgwater TA6 3BL 
Tel: 01278 433187 Fax: 01278 433182 Email:

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