Over the October half-term, two Creative Arts students from Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Sulemaan Hussain and Siham Noor, attended the British Film Institute Regional Masterclass.
The British Film Institute is a royal charter governed charity that aims to improve film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research. The BFI Film Academy is an extension of this charity, and has been developed to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers and offers training for every film industry role.
Siham gave us the following feedback after her experience with The BFI:
“During the course, I quickly learnt that good things require hard work and a lot of time, and that the end result is always worth the hard work because it makes you feel accomplished. The course was a good experience of what it’s like to work in the film industry and we got to see this through different roles, such as an animator, director or camera operator. I liked that we were all a team that were there for the same reason – to learn. We all felt welcome and although we had such little time to make our film, it felt more like working with a group of friends. I learnt that it takes real initiative to achieve your goals and also that you don’t necessarily need a degree to enter the film industry; it favours people who are creative and those who take action. From my experience on the course, I have been inspired to be more open minded and take action so that I can express my creativity in my favourite way; through film.”
To find out more about the BFI Film Academy click here.