20 budding young film-makers from the UK will take part in the scheme which runs for 9 months.

The National Youth Film Academy has selected 20 young people between 16 and 25 to take part in a 9 month apprenticeship scheme.

Supported by the BFI Future Film Directors Guild Trust and the Directors Guild of Great Britain, the apprenticeship scheme is aimed at giving budding filmmakers in the UK the opportunity to train with industry professionals to write, film, produce and showcase their own film.

Areas covered during the apprencticeship will be production, direction, camera, sound, costume, art and editing. The course will include 3 month work experience placements within the industry.

There will also be a series of masterclasses throughout the apprenticeship.

Based in Newcastle and endorsed by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), the NYFA in partnership with Westminster Kingsway College’ offers a full time 9 month course to study, create films and work with some of the industry’s top professionals.

Last summer the NYFA ran a 2 week intensive filmmaking course at the BFI’s Southbank, which produced 4 short films. The same course will be run in Manchester this April, before returning to London this summer.