Elgin taster session on offer to young people with eyes on film

Young people in Moray who have their sights on a career in the film industry are being offered an Elgin ‘taster’ on what they could expect.

In partnership with the Eden Court cinema in Inverness, Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE) are set to deliver a series of workshops throughout the Highlands and Moray.

One of these sessions is to be held at the Elgin Youth Cafe.

SEE creative manager Graham Fitzpatrick said: “We are delighted to be working with Eden Court and partners across the region to deliver an advanced level of film training and development.

“This is for young people in the Highlands and Islands, providing those first steps into a career in filmmaking. The BFI Film Academy builds on the excellence of our existing initiatives nurturing young people from all walks of life.”

The BFI Film Academy provides opportunities for young people aged 16 to 19 to become a part of the UK’s film industry. Students gain experience working alongside professionals who will provide hands-on filmmaking experience that helps develop practical knowledge and skills.

Creative Scotland’s Scott Donaldson said that he “was extremely pleased that Screen Education Edinburgh and Eden Court were ensuring that such an important new initiative was accessible to young people across the Highlands, and not restricted to urban areas.”

The Elgin workshop will take place on Saturday, July 5 from 3pm to 7pm.

Further information and an application form to take part in the taster session is available online at http://screen-ed.org/2014/05/28/bfi-film-academy-workshops-in-thurso-inverness-elgin-and-fort-william/

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