Course is a leg up in the film industry

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Young people with a passion for film have a chance to jump on the career fast track with a new course run by the BFI and the University of Herts.

The BFI Film Academy will help teens develop their film-making skills thanks to sessions run by Elstree Studios and support from lecturers in the university’s School of Creative Arts.

Running at weekends, from Saturday, January 26 to Sunday, March 3 in Hatfield, the course includes script writing, animation, editing and marketing.

Tricia Bryan said: “We’ve designed a project that would be be fantastic for any young person who wants a career in film.”

The university’s school and college Liason team has been working with Dacorum secondary schools to encourage young people to apply.

Anyone aged between 16 and 19 in Dacorum with an interest in a career in the film industry is eligible. The deadline is 11pm on Saturday, January 13. For an application pack contact Tricia Bryan on 01707 285327 or