On Friday night, 24th March 2017. Emily Lovett (Year 11) and Fynn Lithgow (Year 13) had their short films shown at the Broadway Cinema. Both pupils were selected to join the BFI Film Academy in October and were given training (100 hours) over 13 weeks. Only eighteen 16-19 year olds made it through to the academy for this 'money can't buy' training.
Friday's showcase was the culmination of their efforts. Their films were very impressive and they played to a packed Screen 1 audience.
“The BFI Academy got me in to the right environment and I feel the experience has given me some momentum in the film industry.”
"The experiences that I've had within the BFI Film Academy has been unforgettable; I've been able to do things and work with amazing people that I never would've thought I'd be able to work with and it has been something that has given me knowledge about film that I will use throughout my life."
“Fynn is a passionate and dedicated Film Studies student. The industry has been a career focus for him since before joining the Sixth Form and this influenced his choice of A Level subjects. He has applied for film-related courses at universities up and down the country; he is currently waiting to hear back from University of the Arts London before making his final choices and embarking on studies that will undoubtedly lead him to his dream career.”
"To see some of my Film Studies pupils showcase their work in a cinema is everything. I am incredibly proud to be a part of their journey in Film Studies and to help in facilitating their enthusiasm for the subject. I hope I'll get further opportunities to be sat in a cinema audience watching their work."
“As a delivery partner for the BFI's Film Academy Network, Broadway has been working with 18 talented young filmmakers aged 16 to 19 to develop their filmmaking skills and prepare them for a career in the film industry. As part of the programme, the students have produced three short films Cheapskate, Baby and Tuna on Wednesdays all featuring professional actors and shot using industry standard equipment. Watch the shorts and meet the young and talented teams of directors, producers and writers with the opportunity to take part in a Q&A”