The BFI's search for UK Filmmakers of the Future commences
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The British Film Institute are looking for motivated and aspiring young filmakers of the future to be enrolled in the courses available to them within their academies. The next academic year of September 2018-March 2019 are now accepting applications online here! Solo: A Star Wars Story employed an extensive amount of BFI Film Academy Graduates as trainess throughout filming. One of the stars from the film, Thandie Newton, expressed the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities available to young people through BFI: "It's imperative that people from all backgrounds see themselves in film and one of the beautiful things about BFI Film Academy is that it gives opportunities to young people from all walks of life- The programme enables young people to enter this industry from a position of passion rather than privilege" Courses are available all across the country from Swansea to Bournemouth, Shropshire to Belfast. The Academy is considered a gold standard development programme which has the aim to discover the filmakers which will make the future of the film industry! Upon graduation, young people from the programme have gone on to be part of both independent and blockbuster projects, such as Clio Barnard's Dark River, upcoming film Blinded By Light, as well as Kenneth Branagh's Artemis Fowl and JJ.Abrams' Star Wars Episode IX. Since 2012, the Academy has been highly successful in giving 5,000 course places to young people across the country. This includes providing pratical experience in filmmaking, as well as paramount experience in the ins and outs of the industry in all areas. Furthermore, there is an array of opportunities available, whichever part of the film industry students want to pursue. Learning to truly appreciate film culture within the Academy embeds vital skills for young people's future career aspirations with the film industry, whilst continously strengthening their passion for film!
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