Take part in Berwick Film Academy this summer!


Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has once again teamed up with Berwick Youth Project to offer a free opportunity for 15 – 19 year olds in the area to learn filmmaking skills, and to produce their own short film over the summer.

Berwick Film Academy 2012 will train young people in all aspects of filmmaking, producing a short film of their own, and organising a premiere screening to launch it as part of the 8th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

The project begins with a series of 3 evening workshops, training in story development, scriptwriting, and camera work, as part of the weekly Film Night sessions that take place at Berwick Youth Project’s Beehive on Golden Square, Berwick, at 6pm on Thursday 26th July, Thursday 2nd August and Thursday 7th August.

The workshops will be led by professional filmmakers James Harris & Laura Degnan from Writers Block North East, facilitated by Adam Graham from Berwick Film Festival, and with the support of Berwick Youth Project staff.

These sessions will then prepare participants for an intensive 3-day filmmaking challenge over Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th August, 10am – 4pm, in which the group will shoot their short film on location in Berwick.

All 3 workshops and the 3-day film challenge are completely free of charge to participate, and the Festival and the Youth Project are currently inviting expressions of interest from young people aged between 15 – 19 and living in the Berwick-upon-Tweed area, of all experiences interests and abilities, to join in the fun!

Berwick Film Academy’s final film – title TBC! – will then receive its World Premiere at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema as part of the annual Festival on Saturday 22nd September 2012.

For more information on how you can get involved in Berwick Film Academy, please contact:
Adam Graham at Berwick Film Festival: adam@berwickfilm-artsfest.com / 01289 303355; or
Merrick Thomson at Berwick Youth Project: merrick.thomson@berwickyouthproject.co.uk / 01289 333109
Or, go to www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com for details.

This project has been supported by the Lottery through the BFI’s First Light initiative, together with support from Community Foundation and the Cooperative’s Community Fund.

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