Are you made of the ‘write’ stuff? a youth film academy has started its search for screenplays to be made into full length feature films next year.
The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy gives 14-25 year-olds unique experiences of the movie industry and is seeking new scripts or, screenplays of classics, for next summer’s filming schedule.
It is backed by The Co-operative Group as part of its commitment to inspiring young people and, this year, it shot four movies at film-making summer camps which combine professionals from film and education to mentor students and offer everything from acting to make-up and camera through to post-production.
Previous films from The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy have included a contemporary retelling of “Julius Caesar” which was selected for the Raindance International Film Festival and, “The Rochdale Pioneers”, a new film starring John Henshaw which is to be screened on Film4 during November as part of the channel’s British Connection Season.
Michael Fairclough, The Co-operative’s Head of Community and Co-operative Investment, said: “When opportunities, passion and enthusiasm collide it can truly be life changing and, this is exactly the kind of exciting environment that BYFA creates - a key objective of our commitment to inspiring young people.”
For full details see www.britishyouthfilmacademy.com
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