LSM Awarded BFI Film Academy – again!

BFIandLSM-ACADEMY_firstproject-Spring2013Hurrah! After LSM’s success in partnership with CfBT Education Services, earlier this year, we’ll be hosting the BFI Film Academy programmes over the next two years. It means we can offer young people in the East Midlands hands-on opportunities to learn film production from UK industry experts and access our state-of-the art studios, equipment and technology.  Brian Hall, LSM’s Senior Lecturer, will once again take the lead on this project: “Our first programme was a fantastic success, and we are now on the lookout for enthusiastic applicants who can demonstrate a creative aptitude and an excitement for the film industry.”

Apply now! Aspiring movie-makers who’re aged between 16 and 19 and in the region must get applications in by 30 September 2013. Email Robert Pitman at CfBT Education Services for an application form and further details about the BFI Film Academy in Lincoln: 

Participants will learn about professional techniques, equipment and technologies, and develop an increased understanding of the history, theory and criticism of British and World Cinema. They’ll also create their own short film, receive the help, support and training required to achieve an Arts Award as part of their participation in the academy, and will have the chance to apply for an intensive course with the National Film and Television School.  You can see the last project’s film and get an insight of behind the scenes here.

Sarah Barrow, Head, LSM“Being awarded academy status represents the Lincoln School of Media’s growing reputation as a centre of excellence for film education and training.  It is fantastic to be able to offer young people valuable experience of such an exciting industry. We are also pleased to be able to involve some of our existing students in the programme, so that they can pass on the benefit of their own experiences – it will be an extremely valuable experience for everyone involved.”