By Ninder Kaur

 

Six students from The Northern School of Creative Industries (TNSCI) have secured places on the prestigious British Film Institute’s Film Academy short course to be held in Bradford between October 2015 and January 2016.

Students Henry Kurowski and James Lister, Nathan Kelly, Head of Faculty, Arts and Creative Industries, Students Sofia Ali, Abigail Woods, Eleanor Hodson and Lecturer Jason Beaumont
Students Henry Kurowski and James Lister, Nathan Kelly, Head of Faculty, Arts and Creative Industries, Students Sofia Ali, Abigail Woods, Eleanor Hodson and Lecturer Jason Beaumont

The students from TNSCI fought off talented competition to secure themselves a place on the highly acclaimed BFI course that offers talented 16-19 year olds a chance to gain hands on experience working within the film industry.

 

The BFI course provides at least 40 hours of industry standard training through regular evenings and/or weekend classes alongside a combination of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures.

 

Master classes will be presented by key industry figures, and the students will receive bespoke careers advice and hands-on filmmaking experience work which will help them to develop practical knowledge and skills.

 

The British Film Academy forms part of the British Film Institute’s overall 5 -19 Education Scheme. The programme is being supported by the Department for Education in England who have committed £1m per annum funding. It is also funded through the National Lottery, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen.

 

AS Media Student, Eleanor Hodson, said: “I couldn’t believe it when the welcome letter arrived informing me that my application had been successful, this is just the best opportunity, I am so excited and I can’t wait to get started.”

 

Nathan Kelly, Head of Faculty, Arts and Creative Industries, said: “I am so pleased this has happened for our students as we are the first educational establishment in the country to focus specifically on the needs of the creative industries and offer a commitment to providing a multifaceted set of skills to support employment in the creative industries, International links and a comprehensive enrichment programme to make our learning experience unique.”