BFI’s Doc Next Media Lab open for entries.

3b2efb2f-76a2-4df7-b347-6c310f6380bdt2_940_226_ScaleAged 21 to 25? Have experience making films? Read on…

BFI is looking for 10 filmmakers to become a part of our Doc Next Media Lab. As part of the Lab you’ll receive a £750 bursary, technical film training from professionals, tutoring on different documentary styles, methods and ideas, and the chance to develop and hone your art into something special.

Through workshops, discussions and debates, over an eight-month period you’ll be free to play with ideas and styles, eventually creating a final film project, along with a couple of additional films along the way.

As well as all of that, this year, through one of our mentors Phillip Warnell (Head of BA Hons Filmmaking and MA Experimental Film at Kingston University), you’ll have the opportunity to extend the experience into an MA in Experimental Film through an APEL scheme with Kingston University. This means that once the Lab is over in December, you may be able to continue with Kingston University in January and complete the MA at a discounted rate.

This is a fairly large commitment – large enough that if you’re jetting off to uni in September, or trying to hold down a heavy full-time job, it may not be for you. However, it’s not a five-day-a-week, 52-weeks-a-year commitment either – you should have plenty of time for a part-time job, to work on a couple of music videos and look after your 32 cats. Still interested? Download the application form, read the fine print and get applying.

We’re looking for ambitious, creative young people that will be an asset to the Media Lab, but equally are able to use the opportunities and experiences offered to them throughout the process. Applicants should be passionate and proactive, not just about film, but about issues surrounding them in society. We want to gather an

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exciting group of young people able to push the definitions of documentary to its extreme.

This brief closes at 5pm on Monday 29 April 2013 and is open to IdeasTap members aged 21 to 25. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

Follow BFI’s brief on Ideas Tap to download the application form.

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