23 October 2017

BFI Youth Day to welcome creative film projects with refugees and migrants

We The Peoples Film Festival will use ten venues throughout London this year, with eleven screenings. The ever popular Young Film-Makers Day at the BFI Southbank will include invitations to London’s many refugee communities, encouraging them to consider film as an exciting medium to share their ideas. The programme will feature a mid-length film tackling the challenges facing new arrivals in the UK and introduce shorts - from 1 to 6 minutes each - showing how different directors approach this issue. All attending will be invited to judge these, leading to the Best Short Film award to be announced at the end of the day. Masterclasses in film making will be led by experts and the programme will complete with the popular #TweetaPitch competition for a £500 bursary to make a film to be premiered at the BFI in 2018. The 2017 winner ‘You Can’t Do Nothing, Can You?’ directed by Mei Leng Yew will be screened also. Registration for the Young Film-makers Day is free and can be made here.