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BUFTA Student Academy

The BUFTA Student Academy is an opportunity for high school students to meet and talk to our teaching staff and industry experts directly about film and television and to prepare them to enter BUFTA.

Students will have the choice between two workshops – one in camera tech and shooting and one in editing. These workshops are offered to students with all levels of filmmaking experience; from beginners to advanced.


ITINERARY | Sunday 11 June 

9am – 10am

Welcome to the BUFTA Student Academy

Short Films - What works (and what doesn't) 

10am – 12pmCamera and Lighting
12pm – 1pm Lunch 
1pm – 3pmDirecting                                                                                                         


BUFTA Student Academy – three workshops: One on screen storytelling, one on cinematography and one on directing. (The last two will run twice and swap students if we have too many!)

Short Films - What works (and what doesn't)

Short films come in many story shapes and sizes. In this session we analyse those choices, discuss what works, what is problematic and how your future short film might fit in with the various BUFTA categories.

Camera and Lighting

This session you'll be hands on with cameras and industry-standard lighting equipment to help understand how best to tell your story visually. They'll also be a discussion of the tips and tricks that low-budget filmmakers use to enhance their films. 


There are a million ways to approach the fine balance of designing shots with actor performance, to tell the story that until that point, exists only on the page (and in your head). This session will give practical advice and get your actively practicing techniques that will help you develop as a screen director. 

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