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British Film Academy 2021 Craft Skills Course

BFI

BFI FILM ACADEMY 2020/21 Craft Skills Course

Break into Film

As part of the BFI Film Academy specialist course programme, applications are now open for our Craft Skills course for young people aged 16 to 19 across the UK.

Participants will receive advanced and intensive craft sessions focusing on screenwriting, cinematography, sound, directing and editing and take part in masterclasses with award winning film industry experts.

The Specialist course gives the opportunity to work with professional actors and use industry standard equipment to produce a short film within the 7 day residential.

Upon completion, your films will be screened online for industry guests, your friends and family, and you will be given key advice on industry entry and supported to produce a personal development plan to help you with your next steps in film.

Course Dates

The course takes place from Saturday 31st of July to Saturday 7th August 2021.

NB: The course will consist of several evening or weekend sessions from early July covering screenwriting, film watching & group development leading up to the residential course.

(If Covid 19 restrictions remain in place, the course will take place via virtual learning, with a weekend film shoot in Edinburgh for each team. We’ll engage with all course learners to set the most appropriate dates throughout July and August)

Course Fee

We welcome applications no matter your background or previous experience. The course fee is £50, with bursaries available for those who require financial aid to participate.

Applying

Any young person who has previously attended a BFI Film Academy Specialist/Residential course or is currently at University or will be at the time of the course taking place is not eligible to apply.

Applications close 5pm 18th June 2021.

TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK HERE

BFI Web Page: HERE

Screen Education Edinburgh Web Page: HERE

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact course Coordinator Steven Cook steven@screen-ed.org



Nuffield Research Placements at Glasgow University

Nuffield

Glasgow University Nuffield Research Placements  2020 is open.

 

The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2020 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) and Social Science/Humanities subjects at that level.

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. Placements also provide students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

The Nuffield Foundation are aiming to widen access and is now only open to students (priorities are placed on students eligible for the bursary). This means the charitable funding is targeted where it will have the greatest benefit. It also means fewer unsuccessful applicants.

***There is now an eligibility checker on the application system so that students can check whether they are eligible or not, before beginning the application.

 To be eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement, students must:

  • Be over 16 years old
  • Be in full-time state-funded education in the UK
  • Have at least 5 National 5 / GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level B / 6 or above, including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject)
  • Be studying one or more Scottish Higher, A-level (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, psychology, computing, statistics or maths
  • Be able to spend several weeks (4-6) of their summer holiday working on a research project

Students must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Come from a family with a combined household income of below £30,000 a year
  • Be entitled to free schools meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
  • Be living, or have lived in, local authority care.
  • In some schools students will also be eligible if they are the first in their immediate family to participate in higher education (not including any older siblings). This means neither of their parents/carers have participated in higher education, either in the UK or another country. If their siblings have attended higher education, but their parents/carers have not, they are eligible.
  • Schools In your area that this applies too – Calderglen High School, Calderside Academy, Carluke High School, Cathkin High School, Duncanrig Secondary School, Hamilton Grammar School, Holy Cross High School, John Ogilvie High School, Lanark Grammar School, Larkhall Academy, Lesmahagow High School, Stonelaw High School, Trinity High School (Rutherglen)

 Summary of the process:

  • Students apply by completing an online application which can be accessed on the Nuffield Research Placement webpage at https://www.nuffieldresearchplacements.org/
  • Students insert an email address of the teacher that will provide them with a reference. The system automatically initiates an email to that teacher to allow them to add reference.
  • After the closing date, (February 25th 2020) applications will be scored, matched to placement projects available/suitable (where possible) and the appropriate applications will be forwarded to various supervisors for their consideration.
  • If successful matched and accepted to a project by the supervisor, the student is then offered the project.
  • Placements normally take place at the end of June, July or early August.  The student will normally be working Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) for 4, 5 or 6 weeks. Students should therefore be made aware that is quite a big commitment.
  • All students will receive reasonable travel costs to and from their placement. Students who are eligible for bursary will receive an additional £100 per week of placement.
  • Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are invited to display their work in poster format at a celebration event (usually in Edinburgh), taking place at the end of August / early September.

PLEASE note – there are a limited number of placements available and as such an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement.

More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements



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