Notice Board

Fri 30 Mar

Young filmmakers premiere short films to full house at Broadway

Local filmmakers – aged 16-19 – premiered their debut short films at Broadway, Nottingham on Thursday 29 March in front of a full house of 340.

FASCINATION, SIGNED. and GONE were the three short films produced as part of the BFI Film Academy with Broadway acting as regional delivery partner of the programme for the sixth year.

Participants in the BFI Film Academy had the opportunity to gain valuable advice and guidance from those already working in the UK film industry over five months whilst at the same time creating their own short film.

All those that have taken part over the past six years are from the East Midlands and a number have gone on to work in the industry on films such as SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, GAME OF THRONES and the upcoming HEART OF CHAOS which includes action scenes shot in Nottingham’s Market Square.

Speakers and mentors on the programme have included Screenwriter and Director Deborah Haywood (Pin Cushion), Editor Richard Graham (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, The Missing, Monsters: Dark Continent) and Producer Anna Griffin (Only God Forgives)

This is the first year that the premiere event for the resulting short films has played to such a large audience and programme alumni have gone on to receive further mentoring from BAFTA, gained work experience with film companies and gone on to work in the industry

Paul Hough, Creative Learning Manager at Broadway said “Broadway are extremely proud to work with these talented, young filmmakers and will continue to support the development of local talent in the future. We want to inspire creativity and a lifelong love of film, something that our continuing partnership with the BFI enables us to do.”

FASCINATION, SIGNED. and GONE will be available for general viewing shortly.

Broadway will also be delivering an Easter Filmmaking School for 13-15 year olds from Monday 9 April to Friday 13 April. The week-long school will give aspiring talent the opportunity to create a film whilst also learning about scriptwriting, prop making, sound effects design and directing. Places on this course can be booked here