Magazine article Screen International

NFTS to Run BFI Film Academy's Talent Campus

Magazine article Screen International

NFTS to Run BFI Film Academy's Talent Campus

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Scheme will offer training course for 54 participants aged 16 to 19.

The new BFI Film Academy residential two-week Talent Campus is now set to be delivered by the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

The BFI Film Academy has been developed in partnership with the Department for Education in England, which has provided £3m funding for the programme over 3 years. The Campus is part of the BFI's push to improve film education for 5-19 year olds.

Alongside the NFTS, the BFI is working with 24 regional delivery partners across England for the BFI's Film Academy Network and with support from BAFTA, Pinewood Studios and Creative Skillset.

From today, the NFTS will be taking applications from 16-19 year olds all over England, to select 54 participants for the Talent Campus, a 13-day training course (March 9-10, April 2-12) that will cover a number of disciplines (directing, producing, editing, cinematography and sound recording.) At the end of the course, the students' films will be screened for industry professionals. …

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