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BBFC helping to support emerging filmmakers

06 Mar 17
We are delighted to announce two exciting new programmes to celebrate the talents of up-and-coming young filmmakers; a mentoring programme targeted at emerging female filmmakers aiming to break into the film industry and “What Next?” a two-week intensive, summer school to help twenty young filmmakers to take their skills to the next level. Both programmes are supported by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).
We will be launching our mentoring programme for emerging female filmmakers this summer. Women are currently hugely under-represented with the ...

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BFI Awards Ceremony 2017

03 Feb 17
BFI Awards Full Group Shot
The glitz! The glamour! The glory! It's the start of awards season, and that can only mean one thing, the results are in on the most important of them all. The BFI Film Academy screening and awards ceremony at Rich Mix. There were well over 100 people there, including the head of the programme at the BFI, Nikki Christie, and rising British star Ella Purnell who presented the audience choice award, which was chosen by public vote after the screening.
Congratulations to 'Bad Taste' who won that award and congratulations to all the other film-makers who each won awards for their excellent work ...

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BFI Film Academy 2016

08 Dec 16
As the end of the year draws near so does the first half of this year's BFI Film Academy. Since the middle of October we have been working with a new set of 25 16-19 year olds from all across London. They come from a super diverse set of backgrounds but the one thing they all share is a passion for film.
After a few group exercises and a general overview of the principles of film-making, they launched right into an intensive set of theoretical ...

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CYTO Autumn Workshops in Full Swing

23 Nov 16
Our drama engagement project that we are running in Croydon schools in partnership with Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation is back in full swing. We are back working in 6 new schools across the borough, and it has been great to see the energy and enthusiasm that the children are bringing into the room and the passion for drama across all the ages we are working with.
The project has been created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CYTO and give local students the chance to participate in free drama ...

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Verse Vs Verse 2016 Autumn Term Update

23 Nov 16
Our flagship literacy and spoken word project Verse vs Verse is now entering its third and final year and we are halfway through the autumn term workshops. Over the lifetime of the project we have been working with the same set of children in 16 classes from 9 schools across North and West London, using innovative approaches to learning to engage them with reading, performance poetry and literacy more widely.
This year we have two new areas of focus for the autumn and spring terms, namely writing monologues for performance and reading for pleasure. ...

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autumn 2016 workshop ideas

27 Sep 16
Eastside has lots of exciting opportunities available this term, including ideas for Black History Month and The Big Draw throughout October, as well as National Poetry Day on the 6th October. Looking ahead, there are creative and cultural opportunities to explore Diwali in addition to visual arts and crafts for Halloween, Hanukkah and Christmas!
Black History Month celebrates important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. We can help you to ...

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eastside featured on shoreditch art wall by local artist

08 Aug 16
Local artist Georgina Talfana is showing her work on the Shoreditch Art Wall on Great Eastern Street, from 8-14 August 2016. Georgina is completing an MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. The four artworks on display are created in acrylic paint and oil pastels and are on the theme of the intensity of the city. Georgina enjoys creating large-scale drawings, making the Shoreditch Art Wall the ideal place to display her work.
The first canvas is entitled Noise. This is a digital collage of all of the noises that Georgina heard during a walk from London Waterloo ...

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Become an Eastside Artist

26 Jul 16
We are looking for experienced facilitators across all art-forms, but particularly film & media, visual arts, circus, dance and drama, to join our network. If you are a creative artist with a proven track-record of engagement work with children and young people we’d love to hear from you.
  Skills and experience required:   You will be creative, inspiring, passionate ...

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BFI Film Academy - Launching Your Career in Film

14 Jul 16
On Wednesday 13 July, alumni from all of the BFI Film Academies in London, came together at the Barbican Cinema for an inspiring day of careers focussed workshops and motivational talks from a range of industry experts across the TV and film industry. The day was designed to help emerging young filmmakers (aged 16-19) to meet other like-minded young creatives and to help them to take their first steps as they launch their careers as freelance filmmakers.
The day started with a session led by Helen Johnson from Talking Point TV and David Thomas from David Thomas Media called ‘Getting Ready For ...

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cinema industry day with picturehouse cinemas

21 Apr 16
Today (21st April 2016), we held a Cinema Industry Day in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas giving young people the opportunity to discover a range of careers linked to cinemas and the film industry. The participants all shared an interest in film and wanted to find out more about the transferable skills that their filmmaking has developed. The project is part of a pilot that we’ve been running to encourage more young people to gain a silver Arts Award.
A passion for film is something that many young people share, understanding how to turn this passion into work can be more difficult. The ...

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