BFI Film Academy residential: screenwriting

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

Applications for the BFI Film Academy – screenwriting specialist residential programme are now closed.

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.

Delivered by: Tyneside Cinema
Location: Newcastle
Introductory weekend: Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 January 2020
Residential: Sunday 16 – Friday 21 February 2020
Number of places: 25
Application deadline: 12pm Monday 2 December 2019

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