BFI Film Academy: SCENE

Our BFI Film Academy: SCENE events, supported by the National Lottery, provide the opportunity for young filmmakers to meet other creatives and film organisations in the region.

These consist of workshops, talent mixers and showcase events, where young filmmakers will have the opportunity to watch other people’s film and promote their own creative work. If you are aged 16-25 and looking to meet like-minded young people to collaborate with, BFI Film Academy: SCENE is the place for you.

Upcoming in-person SCENE events will be listed below. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out when new events are live first.

Upcoming events

We are planning our events for the year so come back soon…

BFI Scene At Sunrise Film Festival: Filmmaking In East Anglia (Free)

1 AUGUST 6:30-8:30PM

132 Bevan Street East, Lowestoft, NR32 2AQ 

Are you an aspiring filmmaker looking to meet local like-minded people, or perhaps even find your next collaborator?

Join us at Sunrise Film Festival for a special BFI Scene event focussing on filmmaking in East Anglia. Screening three BFI Network funded shorts created in East Anglia:  Cuppa Chai Directed by Amit Kur, Left Over Directed by David Drake and Not Dark Yet Directed by Hermione Sylvester.  We will be joined by Director Amit Kaur, who will discuss her journey into filmmaking as well as Tom Wightman, who will talk about BFI Network. This is a great opportunity to get your questions about the film industry, directing and finding out about support/opportunities through BFI Network and the South East Young Film Network.

This free event includes refreshments and film screenings but must be booked in advance.

Amit Kaur

Amit Kaur is a Cambridge based filmmaker. Her BFI NETWORK funded short film Cuppa Chai had its European Premiere at Oberhausen Short Film Festival along with selections in the academy qualifying Cleveland Film Festival among others.

Her next short, Kitty Party, is a proof of concept for a Comedy TV Pilot and is produced by Slough based Resource Productions.

Amit’s diverse portfolio also includes editing, and post-production.
As Post Coordinator, she’s worked with filmmakers Mira Nair and Lydia Pilcher on the BBC adaptation of A Suitable Boy.

Currently, she is developing her first feature KES and is also an alumnae of Screenskills funded Filmnomics Feature Programme for debut feature directors. She was also a part of US based Rickshaw Film Lab for her short film projects and has shadowed on ITV shows under Creative Access mentoring programme.

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