Why Watch Films When You Can Make Them?

London Film Academy

Do you long to make movies rather than just watch them? If so, Blackberry Torch and the London Film Academy have joined forces to offer 30 aspiring filmmakers the chance to take filmmaking courses at the London Film Academy (LFA) in England. Could you be one of the lucky winners?

According to the promotional website, “There’s something for every would-be filmmaker among the courses up for grabs at the LFA.” This includes courses in directing, cinematography, editing, and writing, courses that will give students the skills they need to get started in the competitive world of professional filmmaking.

Not convinced? Below are the LFA courses aspiring filmmakers may win.

  • Full filmmaking certificate: A four-week in-depth course covering all of the aspects of making a film.
  • Documentary Foundation:  A five-day course that teaches aspiring film makers how to pitch, create, and market a documentary movie.
  • Filmmaking Foundation: A ten-day course allowing students to gain practical filmmaking experience by shooting their own movie with professional actors, editors, and support.
  • Editing Final Cut Pro: A two-day course designed for editing beginners.
  • Acting for Directors: A six-week course that teaches directors how to communicate with actors.
  • Cinematography: A two-day course that teaches aspiring filmmakers how to best use a camera and properly light a scene. 
  • Directing Filmmaker's Toolkit: A one-day course that teaches students everything there is to know about being a good director.
  • Writing Screenplay: A one-day course that teaches filmmaking hopefuls how to write a compelling screenplay.

Founded in 2002, The London Film Academy is a non-profit school located in Fulham, London. Interested? Aspiring filmmakers may enter the competition here. Good luck!

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