Magazine article Screen International

BFI Announce 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Trainee Scheme

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Announce 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Trainee Scheme

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The BFI and Lucasfilm previously worked together on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The BFI Film Academy Future Skills programme will run for another round on Star Wars: Episode IX, in partnership with producers Lucasfilm.

The programme, which is designed to provide film career opportunities for under-represented young people from all over the UK, has 30 paid places for trainees in a variety of craft and technical roles. The majority will be graduates from the BFI Film Academy.

The renewal of this scheme follows a pilot version on Solo: A Star Wars Story, released today (May 24), which put 28 trainees in production roles ranging including sound, lighting, camera and art department. …

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