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12 Jun 2021

From dream to reality: Bringing your short film ideas to life


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1 day from 12 June, 2021

12:30 – 13:45 BST




BFI Film Academy


Taking a film from a bolt of inspiration to a streamlined concept can be daunting. You’ve got an idea that you think might make a great short film, but what are the next steps?

Join us for the June BFI Film Academy Lab, which is all about generating, developing and presenting your short film ideas.

This masterclass will be lead by resident Script Doctors, Theresa Boden and Gabriella Apicella. Theresa and Gabs will chat you through the steps needed to develop your idea, including designing characters, deciding on story structure, theme and genre, and refining your tone.

They’ll help you understand the differences between a short film idea and a feature film idea. They’ll also fill you in on the process of making mood boards and pitch decks, and why they’re so useful for filmmakers to develop ideas, establish a visual language, and attract funding for projects. You’ll be supplied with loads of resources to help you after the session too.

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