Calling aspiring filmmakers

Aspiring filmmakers with dreams of becoming the next Scorsese could get the big break they are looking for thanks to a new initiative.

The ‘North London Film Fund’ will offer an intensive training programme from the 2nd to the 12th of September in all aspects of filmmaking, from scriptwriting and producing to directing actors and practical filmmaking skills. After the course, the participants can apply for funding to make a short film and will receive professional mentoring support to successfully transform their idea into a film.

Mumina Khatun, age 18, took part on the course last year. Her short film, The Knowledge, about a female taxi driver working in King’s Cross, was screened at the Renoir. She said: “The course gave me a much greater knowledge of how the industry works, such as how to pitch ideas. I was interested in going into the film industry before, now I’m going to University to study Film and TV.”

The course is open to residents over 18 who live in Camden, Enfield , Haringey and Islington.

Films made on the course will also be entered into ‘the Bobs’ (Best of Boroughs), a new prize for London short film-making which has been launched by Film London, the capital’s film and media agency, in partnership with ITV Local, the capital’s broadband television service.

For further information and an application form visit www.camden.gov.uk/filmfund or contact Stephanie Akinyelure at stephanie.akinyelure@camden.gov.uk or 020 7974 1647.

Morinade Akinbobola
Filming and Development Manager, Culture and Environment
London Borough of Camden 
7th Floor, Town Hall Extension, 
Argyle Street 
WC1H 8EQ
www.camden.gov.uk/film

morinade.akinbobola@camden.gov.uk
020 7974 2329
077 7034 8036