Co-op Youth Film Academy Searches for Scripts from Budding Young Film Writers

Written by Andrew Torr on . Posted in Scripts and Development

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.

The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy is looking for budding screenwriters to submit scripts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8 November. 

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.”

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