Breakthrough into Filmmaking

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The people I met I will know and work with for life, and I am grateful for National Youth Film Academy giving us the opportunity to work together on the course and in the future.
Elizabeth Cassidy. Alumni

Thee biggest fear of any film financer is meeting someone with a great idea for a film, but who is not investible.

You might have the best film idea in the world, but unless you have the business skills to run a production, you’ll never get it off the ground.

The National Youth Film Academy’s Breakthrough into Filmmaking course is an intensive five day course aimed at teaching you the skills you need to ensure your film goes from concept to reality.

WHO

The Breakthrough into Acting course is open to all actors aged 16-25.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

As well as allowing participants the opportunity to develop the skills they need to work professionally as a Filmmaker, the five day course offers the chance to meet and work with fellow Actors and Filmmakers looking to kickstart their careers.

You will also walk away from the Breakthrough into Filmmaking course with a National Youth Film Academy membership – which offers a host of tools and opportunities such as member events and access to our jobs hub – and those who have not already taken part will receive 25% off the price of our #SetReady course.

WHERE

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9JF.

WHEN

Monday 26 – Friday 30 August 2019. 9am til 5pm.

COST

Non-members: £480* (including £50 deposit)
National Youth Film Academy members: £240* (including £50 deposit)

*You can spread the cost over 12 months with interest free finance available.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Accommodation is not include in the price of the course and will need to be organised by the participant.

Please note this is not a practical filmmaking course, but a course teaching you about the business of filmmaking and how to get your project off the ground.

For more information download the Breakthrough into Filmmaking course brochure.

At a Glance:

What you will learn:

  • How to get an Agent
  • Your role as a Filmmaker in industry
  • Responsibilities when working as a freelancer
  • How to distribute and sell your film idea
  • How to structure a business plan to secure finance for your project

What you will learn:

  • How to write a budget that will attract investment
  • How to attach big named actors and crew to your project
  • How to run a casting session for Actors
  • How to scout and secure awesome locations
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Breakthrough into Filmmaking
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Previous Mentors

Liz Tucker
Producer and Director
UK's Women in Film and TV
Adam Leese
Actor
Bridget Jones' Baby
Sue Jones
Casting Director
Nil by Mouth
Rebecca Johnson
Writer and Director
The Flash
Hayley McKenzie
Founder and CEO, Script Angel
Mentor
John Connors
Actor
Cardboard Gangsters
Jane Gull
Director
My Feral Heart
Simon Bird
Actor
The Inbetweeners
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
Casino Royale
Joseph A. Adesunloye
Writer/ Director
White Colour Black
Gareth Edwards
Director
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Iain Canning
Producer
Lion
Jason Flemyng
Actor
X-Men
Matt Milne
Actor
Warhorse
Jonathan Firth
Actor
Luther
Karen Lindsay Stewart
Casting Director
Harry Potter
Paul Alexander
Scriptwriter
Red Dwarf
Lou Kneath
Creative Consultant and character animator
Mentor
Richard Godfrey
Location Manager
The Inbetweeners Movie
Herbert Wise
Director
I, Claudius
Sean Gascoigne
Agent
United Agents
Matt Smith
Distributor
Lionsgate U.K
Hugo Luczyc - Wyhowski
Production Designer
Snatch
Shane Collins
Agent
Shane Collins Associates

Who We Work With

Partners, employers and speakers who work with the National Youth Film Academy

Warner Bros.
ITV
Lionsgate
BBC
Equity
Raindance
Sky One
LIPSYNC Post
MIRAMAX
BECTU
Amazon Prime Video
Space City
Procam
Script Angel
Virgin
Writers Guild
United Agents
The Production Guild
Bankside Films

Apply now!

Are you serious about becoming a professional filmmaker or actor? If you are aged under 25 you can apply to become a member of the National Youth Film Academy. Registering your interest costs nothing and only takes 1 minute to complete. Start your career today!

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