Six-week course is part of BFI Film Academy.

Destiny Ekaragha, director of Gone Too Far and a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow, will support a new BFI Film Academy course that Hackney-based youth media group Mouth That Roars is launching.

The course launch evening will be held on Dec 10 in the evening at MTR Studio; the course will run for six weeks starting in January 2014.

MTR’s Academy course is about creating real opportunities for disadvantaged young people who often lack the confidence or financial backing to take on the challenges of starting up a career in the film industry.

“We are completely thrilled that professionals like Destiny have come on board with the Academy, it’s so important that our young people have someone they can relate to and aspire to be like. We can nurture talent, but it’s having positive role models that will encourage and enable young people, who lack confidence and access, to take on the challenges of competing in this industry,” said Denise Rose, Director at MTR.