Congratulations to Mark Adair, 14S, who has been selected for a place on a skills course run by the BFI Film Academy. This prestigious and highly sought after opportunity involves completing a NCFE Award in Preparing to Work in the Film Industry, making a short film which will be screened at the QFT and attending masterclasses with industry professionals such as Greg Spence, Producer of Game of Thrones and and actor Adrian Dunbar, who is currently filming Line of Duty.
Mark was awarded the position after successfully completing an interview where his knowledge and enthusiasm impressed the panel, as did his Media Studies coursework which helped him secure the interview. Mark has also been selected for interview with Cinemagic; another encouraging achievement. These are two great opportunities to help teenagers and young adults prepare for careers in the film industry and show wealth of opportunities available for pupils who are interested in careers in the creative industries if they are dedicated and show initiative.