What is the Resource Productions BFI Film Academy?
Led by Film Industry experts, the Resource Productions BFI Film Academy course covers every area of the filmmaking process, enabling young people aged 16-19 to gain a NCFE qualification and develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills needed to help make a career in film a reality. After completing their BFI Film Academy course at Pinewood or Shepperton Studios, young people will have the chance to gain support and progress onto a range of ongoing filmmaking opportunities.
Who are Resource Productions?
We are a Youth and Community focused Film Company led by young Filmmakers and experienced Industry practitioners. Set up in 1999 from a youth centre in Slough, we now primarily work across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey in partnership with the Pinewood Group. You can find out more about the work we do at www.resource-productions.co.uk , @resourceprods, www.facebook.com/resourceproductions or www.youtube.com/resourceproductions
When and where does the course take place?
All workshops will take place in Pinewood Studios (South Bucks) or Shepperton Studios (Surrey).
The Pinewood Course will take place every Saturday for six Saturdays from 5th January 2019.
The Shepperton Course will take place on six consecutive days from Monday 22nd October 2018.
Overview: Filmmaking Roles & NCFE Accreditation.
Development: History of Film, Ideas Development & Scriptwriting.
Film Pre-Production: Budgeting, Scheduling, Casting & Crewing.
Film Production: Camera, Lighting, Sound & Shoot!
Post Production and Distribution: Programming, Editing.
Preview Screening for both courses at Pinewood Studios.
What will happen at these workshops?
There will be the opportunity to meet Industry professionals each week, get hands-on experience of filmmaking with camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment and the chance to make a short film for your showreel and build up your CV for work or UCAS applications.
How much does it cost?
The course costs £25 to all successful applicants (bursaries are available).
How do I get involved?
Applications must be submitted by Monday 8th October 2018 (midnight).
This application form can be downloaded from www.resource-productions.co.uk
Interviews for shortlisted participants will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018.
Please complete the following checklist to find out if you are eligible to apply.To be eligible, you must tick YES to all of the following statements:
Section 1: Applicant Information
SECTION 2: Supporting statements
Please note it is likely there will be more applications than places and applicants will be selected based on their responses and material submitted through this application form so please use this space to tell us why you’re the right person to be accepted on this course.
SECTION 3: Terms and Conditions
The BFI Film Academy will be provided by Resource Productions. Your submission of this form to us will constitute your confirmation of the following declaration:
If you are completing this form online and unable to sign please tick box below and type your name in the signature line
The British Film Institute wish to ensure that all aspects of our work reflect diversity and support equality of opportunity. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to ask you to complete an equality monitoring form.
This monitoring information helps us to identify where there are gaps in our recruitment so that we can work to attract talented people from these groups and areas. It also helps us to ensure that there is no discrimination.
Your cooperation in completing this form is greatly appreciated.
Any information you provide us with will be processed separately to your application to the BFI Film Academy and used for equalities monitoring purposes only. We use this information to produce anonymised statistical data on equalities, which we may publish and share with the government departments providing our funding.
Please note you will need to return this form as part of your application, providing any of the information requested is optional.
The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as 'a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial long term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities'.
Unfortunately, you are ineligible to apply for the BFI Film Academy 2018/19.
We do however have other FREE filmmaking activities that you may be interested in, such as our Film Club and Script Saturdays.
For more information about these activities click here.
We are also part of the YES consortium which offers FREE activities in Slough for 11-19 (up to 25 with learning disabilities).
Click here to view all YES activities.
Have a question?
Telephone: 01753 55 33 74