Scheme will offer training course for 54 participants aged 16 to 19.

The new BFI Film Academy residential two-week Talent Campus is now set to be delivered by the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

The BFI Film Academy has been developed in partnership with the Department for Education in England, which has provided £3m funding for the programme over 3 years. The Campus is part of the BFI’s push to improve film education for 5-19 year olds.

Alongside the NFTS, the BFI is working with 24 regional delivery partners across England for the BFI’s Film Academy Network and with support from BAFTA, Pinewood Studios and Creative Skillset.

From today, the NFTS will be taking applications from 16-19 year olds all over England, to select 54 participants for the Talent Campus, a 13-day training course (March 9-10, April 2-12) that will cover a number of disciplines (directing, producing, editing, cinematography and sound recording.) At the end of the course, the students’ films will be screened for industry professionals.

Amanda Nevill [pictured], BFI CEO said: ‘Finding and supporting the talent of tomorrow is fundamental to the future success of the UK Film Industry. I am so thrilled that we have yet another eminent partner in the NFTS helping to bring this new strategy alive. The NFTS is ideally placed, with all its skills and dynamism to offer an extraordinary opportunity to any young person with ambitions for a career in film.’

Nik Powell Director of the NFTS, added: “The NFTS has a commitment to educate the best creative talent to the highest professional standards for tomorrow’s screen industries. We are very excited to be able to open our doors to younger students and offer them tuition by some of Britain’s best film experts in our world-class studio facilities.”

Tutors include cinematographer Brian Tufano, director Brian Gilbert and producer Michelle Eastwood.