BFI Launches Future Film Festival 2018

The British Film Institute's most important film industry festival for young, emerging filmmakers is back with another jam-packed line up of events that will inspire you to make films and provide you with the industry insights you need to pursue a career in the film, TV and creative industries. Taking place at the BFI Southbank, the festival runs from the 15th-18th of February 2018.

The festival features programmed events that span the breadth and depth of the film industry covering animation, fiction, docs and experimental filmmaking, with industry professionals representing a huge range of job roles taking part in interactive master classes, industry workshops, screenings and Q&A's, as well as networking opportunities. A selection of the best short films that have been submitted to this year's BFI Future Film Festival will be screened alongside some specially selected feature films. The festival features an awards ceremony with prizes given to some of the most talented emerging young filmmakers with films in the festival. The Future Film Awards takes place on the evening of Thursday 15th of February 2018.

The BFI are continuing their work of championing diversity in filmmaking throughout the festival and will be kicking off every day with a keynote speech from female filmmakers. The BFI Future Film Festival will also have two international awards to give away, thanks to the generous support of The London School of English.

If you would like to attend, tickets are on sale starting at just £12 for a full day pass (which includes access to the daily Keynote speech, attendance at three events/screenings per day, the option to attend the daily networking drinks event, and access to the Behind the Scenes delegate area), or you can get a four day pass for just £40.

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    Founded as a charity in 2015, the idea for the NSFA started with a group of film students from five different universities who felt that the time had come for a new organisation that would connect student film societies, festivals and film makers all around the UK.

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