BFI Film Academy residential: screenwriting

Learn the skills to succeed as a screenwriter and network with leading industry professionals at Tyneside Cinema.

Applications for the BFI Film Academy – screenwriting specialist residential programme are now open!

The BFI Film Academy provides opportunities for talented and committed young people between the ages of 16–19 to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry, no matter where they live or what their background.

An opportunity for 25 of the UK’s most promising young writers to take part in an intensive training programme to kick-start a career in the film industry. Participants will work throughout with script editors to create their own screenplay that will be performed by professional actors at a final showcase.

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Delivered by Tyneside Cinema
Introductory residential weekend: Saturday 26 — Sunday 27 January 2019
Course dates: Monday 18 – Friday 22 February 2019
Application deadline: 5pm, Monday 3 December 2018
Number of places: 25

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