BFI Southbank is dedicating a long weekend to aspiring filmmakers aged 15-25. Future Film Festival, now in its eighth edition, has registered the highest number of submissions since its inception: 1,300 entries up from 400 in 2014.
The festival unravels over three days, featuring a programme packed with talks, masterclasses, workshops, screenings and networking events. Below, we've detailed the main activities and events: every day has a different theme, plus three sessions taking place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
20 February: Animation+
The first day is dedicated to everything animation: gaming, illustration, digital design, music videos and more. Start your day with the keynote speech, presented in partnership with Women In Film and TV NF1. Then join the Future Film+Animation Awards, where the top six shorts submitted for this category will be screened and discussed. Next, learn how to produce a music video with limited funds, or join a masterclass about storyboarding.
21 February: Fiction
On Saturday, the focus is on fiction filmmaking: join a series of workshops about creative writing and scripts, cast and crew management, and the launch of your final project. At 1pm, there's a special Q&A session with cast and crew of E4’s TV series Glue, followed by a masterclass on film music and a special screening of the recently-released Whiplash.
22 February: Documentary
Learn the art of documentary during the last day of the festival. Discover how to use an archive when creating a documentary, how to benefit from online platforms when promoting your documentary, and how to create a documentary to promote a specific campaign.
Tickets cost from £10-£30. A day ticket costs £10 while a three-day weekend ticket is £20. This year BFI is also offering a limited number of delegate passes: with one of these you can walk in and out of any session of the programme without booking (depending on seating availability), join exclusive networking events as well as masterclasses and workshops. A daily delegate pass costs £15 while a three-days pass is £30.