Want to make a short film working alongside industry professionals?
Then read on…..
BFilm Micro Graduate+ Film School
BFilm Micro, a digital film studio based in Birmingham, has teamed up with Birmingham City University’s Graduate+ scheme to produce two short films as part of an intensive summer film school.
Working from specially commissioned scripts written by Graduate+ students from the school of Creative Writing, you’ll be part of a filmmaking team guided by Producers Pip Piper and Paul Green plus Screenwriter Andy Conway. From pre-production, through shooting the films, to editing, you’ll be supported by film industry professionals with vast experience in making films.
We aim to inspire you with industry focused sessions where guest speakers will give you the lowdown on how they broke into film and TV, offering helpful tips along the way. You’ll also have access to film professionals whilst shooting your films.
The films will be crewed entirely by Graduate+ students with on set support from experts in their field such as cinematographers and sound recordists. The completed films will be screened in front of an invited audience at a cinema in Birmingham in October. We then plan to submit the finished films to UK and International film festivals.
Some roles on the film will call for specific technical film related skills and knowledge. For non-technical film roles, we are looking for the following skills: organisational ability, excellent understanding of social media marketing and research skills. You’ll find a full list of production roles below.
To get involved you must be registered to the BCU Graduate+ programme and commit to a timetable of events and production meetings starting in early May and running through to late July 2017. Filming will take place in the week commencing 11thJuly. Editing of the films will commence on Monday 17th July until Friday 21st July. Not all students will be required every day during the editing week.
We anticipate that the level of commitment and learning will be sufficient to reach a Graduate+ Gold Award for students involved in the full filmmaking process. The one-off industry guest speaker events and initial registration will count towards your Bronze award.
BCU Student register here at Graduate+
Once Registered .....
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and a paragraph outlining why you want to get involved and what qualities and skills you can bring to the project.
The deadline for applications is Monday 17th April.
The BFilm Micro team will sift through the applications and arrange to interview prospective candidates. There will be two crews working on the short films, therefore we need two people for each role. There will be approximately 40 core Graduate+ students working on the short films. Industry guest speaker events will be open to ALL Graduate+ students irrespective of film and video experience.
Roles available on the BFilm Micro Graduate+ Film School: