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Inside Film

Inspire your filmmaking, support the next steps of your career, meet industry professionals and network with other young creatives at our not-to-be-missed event for 15-24 year olds.

For only £4.50 you get an all day (11:00 - 19:00) pass giving you access to brilliant masterclasses, industry panels, short film programmes and networking events.

Whether you're a media student, YouTuber, starting out as a filmmaker, looking to get your first job or just love film - this event is for you.

We're busy planning a great lineup for you for the day. Here's what's confirmed thus far:

The State of Us: Shorts Screening + Director’s Q&A (11:30 - 13:00)

Start your day with some inspirational films. BFI Film Academy Bristol participants present some of their favourite shorts from BFI Future Film Festival and Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival. After the screening Noel Godwin from BFI Future Film Festival will be chatting to award-winning director Rob Savage whose film features in the programme.

First Acts: Random Acts Screening + Panel Discussion (13:20 - 14:20)

First Acts is part of an exciting initiative between Channel 4 and Arts Council England, which supports young filmmakers. Come and watch some of the best films made in the South West, learn about how you could get support, plus hear from Random Acts industry mentors about how to develop your ideas and get them into production.

Film Funding and Pathways - Panel Discussion (14:30 - 15:30)

Find out how to get the money and support to turn your ideas into films. Chaired by inspirational writer and programmer Simran Hans our brilliant panel features filmmakers plus Alexander Taylor, Freya Billington and Lawrence Coke from S.O.U.L who support and drive ethnic diversity and collaboration in film.

BFI Film Academy Showcase (16:00 - 17:30)

BFI Film Academy identifies and nurtures the next generation of industry talent. This showcase will feature the work of South West academies including Watershed, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, White Lantern, Somerset Film and Video, Cornwall Film Festival and Calling The Shots with University of the West of England.

Virtual Reality: New Medium, New Frontiers - Masterclass (11:20 - 12:20)

What are the possibilities, opportunities and challenges of virtual reality for filmmakers? Catherine Allan, who is at the forefront of exploring the potential of this new medium, shares her work.

Freelancer Top Tips - Panel Discussion (13:00 - 14:00)

Many roles within the industry are now freelance. Our panel of Matt Harris-Freeth (Director), James Sykes (Producer) and Sarah Edwards (Director of Photography) discuss with Encounters Festival Director Rich Warren about how they have carved out careers balancing working for broadcasters, corporate clients and making their own work.

Production Design - Masterclass (14:20 - 15:20)

A role that requires you to be both practical and imaginative. Sarah Hauldren shares how she works with the production team to bring a visual concept of a film to life - from locations to lighting, from costumes to props.

Launch Yourself Online - Panel Discussion (15:40 - 16:40)

Marbelle (Directors Notes), YouTuber Sammy Paul and Miles Bullough (Wildseed Studios) chat with Noel Godwin from BFI Future Film Festival about how to get yourself and your work noticed by online audiences.

Networking with Special Guest Susan Wokoma (E4’s Crazyhead and Chewing Gum) (17:00 - 18:30)

Meet other aspiring film talent in our networking event. Don’t forget to get your polaroid taken for our talent wall and share your creative ideas on our doodle table.

This day has been programmed and produced by the BFI Film Academy Bristol with support from BFI Future Film Festival, Encounters Short Film Festival, Random Acts South West and Rife magazine and guide.

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This is a busy day of activity and time for lunch will be short - we recommend you pre-book a Watershed packed lunch (£5 for a wrap, crisps, fruit and a brownie) online and collect from the bar on the day. Please note we kindly ask you not to bring your own food into the building.