Sunday February 14, 2016

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bfi film academy 2016

presenting the future of uk film

We are proud to present five original short student films, produced by the talented young filmmakers (aged 16-19) from the 2016 BFI Film Academy. 

The 12-week course delivered by Eastside Educational Trust covers every area of the UK film industry helping to make a career in film, a reality.

verse vs verse

reading, writing and poetry

Verse vs Verse is a reading and writing project for 500 children in primary schools in North and West London. Partipating children broaden their reading by exploring a range of books to inspire and develop their writing. They also use drama and performance to bring poetry to life.

meet our celebrity patrons

and their favourite books...

Eastside's work with children and young people is supported by many well known and respected figures from the arts and media; our celebrity patrons are standing-by to read you a line from their favourite books - but how many of these well loved stories, plays and books can you name...?


with Columbia threadneedle Prize

ArtStart is a visual arts project for primary school children in Hackney and Tower Hamlets which incorporates trips to see works of art at The British Museum, Tate Modern and The Mall Galleries in London. The children then create their own art, inspired by what they have seen.

bfi film academy - london

for young filmmakers 16-19

Meet the talented young filmmakers taking part in the BFI Film Academy at Eastside this year. Led by industry experts, our course covers every area of the UK film industry helping to make a career in film, a reality. Join us for the screening of the student's final films at Rich Mix on 30 January.

volunteer your time

and make a real difference!

Volunteers make a real difference to our work with children and young people. We have a range of opportunities available to work directly alongside our professional artists, or to gain experience of arts administration and project management in our charity's Shoreditch office.

meeting rooms now available

hire our studio and boardroom 

Eastside has its own arts education centre; The Lower Eastside which includes a Studio space and an executive Boardroom, which are available for private hire, at competitive rates. 100% of all the income raised goes towards our work with local children and their families in East London.

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