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10th BFI Future Film Festival

Black Magic Design

16-19 February 2017

Headline partner: Blackmagic Design

The BFI Future Film Festival is the UK’s most important industry film festival for young filmmakers aged 16-25. Join us as we celebrate the festival’s 10th birthday in 2017.

Celebrating 10 years!

It’s hard to believe the BFI Future Film Festival has been supporting young emerging filmmakers for 10 years! In that time we’ve seen past winners and alumni go on to start some brilliant careers in film, TV and the creative industries. This year we’ll be celebrating their successes and offering even more incredible opportunities for young filmmakers across our extended weekend, from industry workshops to practical masterclasses, networking sessions, screenings of films by young filmmakers, panel Q&As and top prizes for emerging young talent. Join us, and become a Future Filmmaker.

Festival Awards

We have £25,000 worth of prizes to give away for the best short films and most talented young filmmakers. Thanks to all our wonderful partners, our prizes include top-of-the-range filmmaking equipment, film industry mentoring and cash prizes from £500-£5,000! This year we’re also thrilled to welcome our first ever headline partner to the BFI Future Film Festival. In the build-up to and during the festival, Blackmagic Design will be at BFI Southbank running practical masterclasses with top industry talent, plus a drop-in hands-on clinic where you can get to grips with Blackmagic cameras and software.

BFI Future Film Festival is also generously supported by The Chapman Charitable Trust and The London School of English/Londonschool Trust.

This Year’s Programme

Each jam-packed day we have a range of inspiring events for you to choose from. To help you find your own pathway through the festival we’ve highlighted each event under one of our three themes:

  • Storytelling
  • Craft Skills
  • The Business of Film

Each day begins with a keynote speech from top female filmmakers, and ends with free networking drinks – so you can hob-nob with industry guests and emerging talent, and find fellow filmmakers and future collaborators.

Get Your Tickets

If you’ve not been to the BFI Future Film Festival before you’re in for a treat. We’re giving everyone the chance to come for FREE on our first day (Thu 16 Feb), and then it’s just £12 a day after that, or £30 for a full festival pass.

See you at the Festival, and don’t forget to keep checking back here and on our Facebook page for more details and announcements about the 10th BFI Future Film Festival.

If you can’t make it to the festival this year why not revisit some of the award-winning shorts from the past 10 years, plus interviews with previous winners, alumni and friends of the festival on BFI Player?

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