The Young Film Academy is visiting Stratford-upon-Avon College on 23rd March to run a “One Day Film School”.
The visit has been made possible by Ben Bayliss, a National Diploma in Media student, who won the 15-19 (sensory impaired) category for the Young Film Critic of the Year 2008. Ben was also presented with an award at the ceremony at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in London.
The One Day Film School (www.onedayfilmschool.co.uk) is opening student and lecturers’ eyes alike to the possibility of digital filmmaking within schools and colleges. Young Film Academy’s mission is simple: to get young people making films. The future of the British film industry depends on it. The One Day Film School will offer college students a dynamic day of hands-on filmmaking. Run by industry professionals, students will participate in workshops on screenwriting, camerawork and even fight choreography. The day will end with students working in teams to produce their own mini-films – all in time for a Film Festival and awards ceremony, complete with an Oscar for Best Film.
Simon O'Grady, Curriculum Area Manager, commented, "Stratford-upon-Avon College is recognised by Government Skills agencies and OFSTED as an outstanding Specialist Provider for Film and Media Education. We are very pleased that, as a result of Ben’s film writing, we have been given the chance to host this visit from London’s Young Film Academy."
The Young Film Academy (YFA) is the UK’s leading educational filmmaking provider for schools and colleges in both the secondary and state sectors. YFA is a unique teaching organisation – directly linked to the UK film industry.
Photo opportunity: 2:30pm Tuesday 23rd March.
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Founded in 2004, YFA is the education arm of Magma Pictures, a London-based film production company. YFA gives young people the opportunity to get the inside track on the film industry and learn alongside working film industry professionals. For more information visit www.youngfilmacademy.co.uk.
Posted on Thursday 18th March 2010