Youth film academy searches for scripts from budding young film writers

October 23, 2012

Are you made of the ‘write’ stuff? …a youth film academy has started its search for screenplays to be made into full length feature films next year.

The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy gives 14-25 year-olds unique experiences of the movie industry and is seeking new scripts or, screenplays of classics, for next summer’s filming schedule.

It is backed by The Co-operative Group as part of its commitment to inspiring young people and, this year, it shot four movies at film-making summer camps which combine professionals from film and education to mentor students and offer everything from acting to make-up and camera through to post-production.

Previous films from The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy have included a contemporary retelling of “Julius Caesar” which was selected for the Raindance International Film Festival and, “The Rochdale Pioneers”, a new film starring John Henshaw which is to be screened on Film4 during November as part of the channel’s British Connection Season.

The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy is looking for budding screenwriters to submit scripts to by 8 November.

Michael Fairclough, The Co-operative’s Head of Community and Co-operative Investment, said: “When opportunities, passion and enthusiasm collide it can truly be life changing and, this is exactly the kind of exciting environment that BYFA creates - a key objective of our commitment to inspiring young people.”

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Contact Information:

Andrew Torr
The Co-operative Group Press Office
Tel: 07702 505551