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Castaway Film Festival 12th – 14th October

Castaway Film Festival Film Submission opportunity – An invite to Yorkshire based film-makers

Castaway are hosting a Film Festival between 12-14th October for members, schools and the general public. As part of the many different screenings and workshops available, we are inviting Yorkshire based filmmakers to submit film content which will be screened at our Estcort Street venue on the evening of Friday 14th October as part of our ‘Made in Yorkshire’ film night. After the screening, there will be an opportunity for audience members to vote for their favourite film, the winning filmmakers will be invited to a ‘Creative Development Training’ day hosted by award winning filmmaker Peter Snelling of production company ‘My Pockets’.

Art Form: Film (short – all genres) – Films must be 15 minutes or under and can be from any genre.

FILM SUBMISSION DETAILS

Please use the headings below in your film submission and send to ksunlaycastaway@gmail.com by the 7th of October for consideration.

Name:

Email Address:

Website/Social Media:

About me:

Film Description:

Online link to film submission:

Contact: ksunlaycastaway@gmail.com for any further information

http://www.castaway-goole.co.uk/index.php?p=whats-on&i=110

Breeze Flyer

Be part of the Breeze Arts Festival!

Deadline has been extended to Friday 15th July.

The Breeze Arts Festival and Studio12 are looking for volunteers to be part of the reporting team at this year’s Breeze Festival.  The sessions will run from Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th July 2016 on location and at Studio12, Central Library, Leeds Libraries and Information Service.
Please email claire@studio12.org.uk for further details and an application form.
See attached flyer for details.

Breeze Reporter Flyer

 

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Recruitment open for BFI Film Academy, Leeds 2016/17

We are pleased to announce you that our application to deliver the BFI Film Academy Network UK Network programme has been successful.

This marks the 5th year that we are delivering the BFI Film Academy, Leeds and we’re very pleased to be working with our lead partners at Leeds Young Film.

Open to young people from anywhere in Yorkshire and Humberside and from any background, the BFI Film Academy offers a real chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to be part of our future film industry.

As a student of the Film Academy, you will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. You will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience which will allow you to develop practical knowledge and skills, as well as explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.

What’s more, you could also apply for one of two intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.

So what are you waiting for? Lights? Camera?

Action!
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BFI Audience Academy Opportunity – Sheffield

The BFI Audience Academy are looking for 30 talented, enthusiastic and hard-working 16-19 year olds from across the UK to take part in the BFI Audience Academy 2016, which runs from Sunday 24 July 2016 until Saturday 30 July 2016.

Whether you’re a filmmaker, film blogger, regular cinema goer, or someone who simply enjoys watching and talking about films with friends, this exciting and intensive week-long residential will give you a real insight into the world of cinema.

For more information see http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/info/audienceacademy 

 

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BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential

Screen Education Edinburgh are running a BFI Film Academy Scotland Residential course from Tuesday 2nd August to Friday 12th August, and are inviting applications from young people, aged 16-19 across the UK.

Interested young people can read more and watch a short film about the BFI Film Academy Scotland Craft Residential, as well as download an application from here: https://screen-ed.org/2016/05/12/bfi-film-academy-scotland-residential-2016/

Applications are open now and will close on Monday 20th June.

Golden Owls winners

Golden Owls success for BFI Film Academy graduates

One of the short films made by students on cohort 4 of the BFI Film Academy, Leeds was awarded a Golden Owl in the KS5 category at the Leeds Young Filmmakers’ Golden Owl Awards on Thursday 31st March 2016.

The film The Big Question was produced as part of the BFI Film Academy, Leeds it was one of two films from this cohort that was short-listed in this category, the other Money Talks is availbale on our YouTube Channel

 

Improving Literacy Through Film

Interim report shows amazing progress

Film Increases Pupils’ attainment in Reading and Writing

A Leeds based team of film educators have spent the last academic year working with teachers in Leeds to show how film can be used to improve attainment and progress in reading and writing.

Teachers from schools across Leeds were asked to focus on children who were making little or no progress in literacy.

The programme, supported with funding from national education charity Into Film, has had a very positive effect on the motivation, engagement, progress and attainment. Early indications show that it has raised progress by almost 100% in reading and over 50% in writing.

The study also reported a 75% improvement in attitude to learning, with with one school showing an amazing 500% improvement amongst SEN children involved in the study.

Follow the link to download our interim report or click on the image below.

Interim report cover

BFI Film Academy 2015/16 Lead Partner - Leeds Young Film

Recruitment open for 2015/2016

Following another successful bid to the BFI to deliver the BFI Film Academy, Leeds we are pleased to announce that recruitment is now open for the 2015/16 cohort.

This marks the 4th year that we are delivering the BFI Film Academy, Leeds and we’re very pleased to be working with our lead partners at Leeds Young Film.

Open to young people from anywhere in Yorkshire and Humberside and from any background, the BFI Film Academy offers a real chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to be part of our future film industry.

As a student of the Film Academy, you will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. You will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience which will allow you to develop practical knowledge and skills, as well as explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.

What’s more, you could also apply for one of two intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.

So what are you waiting for? Lights? Camera?

Action!