BFI Film Academy SCENE
Weekly virtual events for young filmmakers.
BFI Film Academy SCENE events are for emerging film talent aged 16-25.
We interview a young filmmaker LIVE most Thursdays at 4pm on our BFI Film Academy Instagram channel. SCENE provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to promote their films and gives you a chance to watch some amazing new shorts, ask questions and learn from your filmmaking peers. The Monday before, we share a link to the film to be discussed in that week’s Q&A across the BFI Film Academy social channels. You can send us your questions for the filmmaker in advance, or submit them live during the event.
From March until May 2021, SCENE will feature interviews with winners of the 2021 BFI Future Film Festival awards:
Thursday 15 April: Q&A with Luis Gerardo LoGar, Damn Hobo! (2020) - Winner of Special Mention, Best International Film
Thursday 22 April: Q&A with Laura Marcus, The Massive F*cking Bender (2020) - Winner of Best Writer
Thursday 29 April: Q&A with Gustavo Gamero, Instructions to Let Go (2020) - Winner of Best Director
Thursday 6 May: Q&A with Rory Wilson, Loco (2020) - Winner of Best Film
Thursday 13 May: Q&A with Emmanuel Li, Music for the End of the World (2020) - Winner of Best New Talent
We’ll also be doing two SCENE events during this year’s BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival on Thursday 18 March and Thursday 25 March. Check our SCENE Flare page for details.
You can watch all past SCENE events on our IGTV channel.