BFI Future Film Festival - Saturday
The 6th BFI Future Film Festival starts this time next week. With plenty of workshops, master-classes, screenings and networking opportunities, the festival is the ideal opportunity for young people aged 15 -25 to come and explore the inner workings of the film industry. Get immediate access to advice, from industry professionals, on how to develop your own path into this exciting but competitive sector.
If you are looking for that little bit extra, then maybe being able to pose your burning film-focussed questions to award-winning directors will satisfy your filmthirst. Amongst this year’s guest speakers are directors Sally El Hosaini (My Brother the Devil), Penny Woolcock (One Mile Away), Rob Savage (Strings), and Sam Fell (Paranorman).
The British Film Institute’s ‘Future Film Festival’ is three days long, and each day focuses on a particular genre of the industry. This year it is fictional story telling, animation, and documentary. Kicking off on Saturday the 16th of February, we have handpicked our personal highlights and must-sees on the first day of the festival:
SATURDAY 16TH OF FEBRUARY
WRITE FIRST, THINK LATER: WRITING YOUR FIRST FEATURE SCREENPLAY, WITH THE SCRIPT FACTORY, 12PM
Feel like you are probably the next Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen or Robert Benton? This workshop, hosted by training agency The Script Factor, will help you decide if your creative writing is fit for the director’s chair or the cutting room floor. Screenwriting is a fine art and a developed craft, this workshop will advise you on structuring your screenplay, the re-writing process, and how you actually go about putting pen to paper and getting your ideas on the page.
Like the sound of this session? You’ll love: The Writer’s Couch Pitching Experience, 2pm.
THE CREDIT CRUNCH: A DISCUSSION ON WHAT JOBS ARE AVAILABLE AND WHAT SUITS YOU, WITH WOMEN IN TV AND FILM, 2PM
We all know that times are hard, and one of the groups hardest hit by credit-crunch bi-products, such as unemployment, are the 18 – 25 year olds amongst us. Now more than ever, it’s important to know what you want to and how to do it. In this discussion with members of the organisation ‘Women in TV and Film’ put your quizzical skills to the test in an elimination process that will help you explore the weird and wonderful roles available in the film industry, and decide what would suit you.
Like the sound of this session? You’ll love: The Actor/Director Relationship with RADA, 4pm.
MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, PLUS Q&A WITH DIRECTOR SALLY EL HOSAINI, 4PM.
This film by Welsh-Egyptian director, Sally El Hosaini, follows Rashid, the boxer come drug runner, as he navigates his Hackney gangland. Rashid’s little brother Mo idolises him and tries to emulate his every move. The fast-paced life they live on the streets is balanced out by their home-life with their traditional Egyptian parents, a relative oasis of calm. The boys continue living this double life, until a pair of stolen trainers, a kiss, and a gang death disrupt the London-Egypt equilibrium. The best part about it? Pose your burning questions to the director straight after the screening.
Like the sound of this? You’ll love: Preview: E4 presents new drama, ‘Youngers,’ 2pm.
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