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Jacob BFI residential

Date Posted: 01/03/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

Budding film-maker Jacob Crow, an A Level Media and Film studies student at QE, has beaten stiff competition to gain a place on the BFI Film Academy Craft Skills Residential. The course is delivered by the National Film and Television School and is a two-week residential course running over the Easter holidays in 2017. The scheme is open to young people from anywhere in the UK, with a passion for filmmaking and a desire to work in the industry and Jacob secured one of only 66 places. Jacob will be working as part of a team to make short films under the tuition of industry experts. He will be attending masterclasses with top filmmakers and will learn a craft specialism – producing. It’s a very exciting opportunity for Jacob!

Jacob comments, ‘I think this’ll be a great experience and I’m really looking forward to it. My ambition is to eventually work in the film and television industry so this should prove to be a stepping stone in that direction. I’m very grateful to my film and media tutors for helping me with the application and all their support with my other filmmaking endeavours.’

Jacob’s Media Studies teacher, Nicola Naisbett says, “This is a fantastic opportunity and I am very proud of Jacob securing one of only 66 places. Jacob will hone his skills in filmmaking and specifically producing over the course of the residential, learning from top filmmakers and industry professionals. The academy will help prepare Jacob for future work in the industry and allow him to add to his already impressive portfolio of work”