BFI Film Academy Bristol: Make A Doc With Industry Professionals

BFI FIlm Academy shoot 2014 - 2015

BFI FIlm Academy shoot 2014 – 2015

Aged 16–19? Passionate about film and documentary? Passionate about telling stories?

Apply now for the BFI Film Academy Bristol documentary strand at Watershed (Deadline: Friday, 30th October 2015).

No qualifications necessary… just commitment and ideas.

What?: You will get hands-on filmmaking experience by making a short documentary film with mentoring from professionals. This course will cover everything from pitching ideas, location scouting, pre-production, shooting and editing with industry led masterclasses and workshops. Moreover you will immediately start marketing your film as it will go live on Rife and learn all about how to get the most from social media channels. 

This course will cover everything from pitching ideas, location scouting, pre-production, shooting and editing with industry led- masterclasses and workshops.

You will also get to put on your own live event at Watershed – gaining experience in event management and marketing and communications.  Through the course, you will expand your industry and creative networks and pick up the insights you need to find your place in the film industry. Also, you get to see your film on the big screen.

When?: This course takes place on evenings and weekends from November 2015 to February 2016. There will also be a chance to apply for the prestigious residential at the NFTS in London.

Why?: You will develop the knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality. You will also have your film published online on Rife magazine with the potential of thousands of views. The Rife magazine editor will help you with a social media strategy to help build exposure. Moreover, your film will be showcased in the cinema at Watershed.

How?: Apply via the application form online.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday, 30th October 2015.

Interviews take place 4pm – 8pm, Wednesday, 11th November 2015.

Successful applications will be notified by Monday, 16th of November 2015.

NOTE: If you are more interested in drama and fiction, then please look at the BFI Film Academy delivered by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Television School.

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