Paradigm Arts in search for this year’s BFI Film Academy candidates

Local arts education company, Paradigm Arts, are in search of this year’s candidates for their annual BFI (British Film Institute) Film Academy.

Running from October 31 to February 20, the programme is looking for young individuals aged 16-19 interested in a career within the film industry, and as a national scheme, the programme will give candidates direct access to professional filmmakers and industry craft specialists such as directors, editors, cinematographers, sound engineers and producers who will run masterclass sessions.

Running on alternate Saturdays, the course is split up into three phases, theory, skills and practice, and students have the opportunity to develop professional level skills in film theory, specialist production skills and they also have the chance to work in teams to shoot their own short films by the end of the course.

The programme is delivered by 33 partners across the UK chosen by the BFI and the DfE (Department for Education), and this year will be the eighth year that Paradigm will run the programme in Lincoln.

This year’s programme will run at The Collection & Usher Gallery venue, and graduates of the programme will receive a BFI Film Academy certificate, become part of the BFI Film Academy Alumni – a national network, and also have the opportunity to complete the Arts Award Silver.

The deadline for applicants is October 17 at 5pm.

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