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BFI Film Academy

Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Lower Sixth Xaverian Film Studies students have managed to secure a place on the highly prestigious BFI Film Academy which accepts only 15 young people on every year. The course is run from Home – Manchester’s multi-million pound Arts Centre, the patron of whom is Danny Boyle – director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire.
The successful students were Martha Kershaw, Ella-May Dearden, Tehreem Faisal and Michael Jarkowski (not pictured).
The course is run by film industry professionals and over the next couple of month’s our students will learn to write, shoot, direct and edit a professional short film that will then be screened at the cinema. They are extremely passionate Film students and the course is giving them tremendous opportunities to get a foot into the highly competitive film industry.
Xaverian Film students have been accepted onto the course every year it has been running, including Meltem Yacin who was even offered a job working on the new Star Wars film after her successful time there.
Curriculum Leader for Film Studies Phil Drinkwater has praised our student’s motivation and talent – “All four of them are excellent film students whose enthusiasm for the subject shines through in every single lesson. They have already shown they have the drive and knowledge to pursue a career in this industry and I hope their place on the BFI Film Academy brings them a step closer to their dream.”
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