Black Lives Matter in Film

I work in Film. I am Black

The National Youth Film Academy has launched a new initiative to promote black creatives within the film industry.

Black Lives Matter In Film (#BLMF)  is an exciting new project, launched by the National Youth Film Academy, partnered with Odeon, ProCam Group, and Crowdfunder.

We are on the search for the UK’s best young black and mixed black actors and filmmakers.

This is a FREE program, where you will be given the opportunity to write, shoot, produce and star in a short film that will be screened at a notable Odeon Cinema in London.

– Interview & Auditions  –  November 2020

– Press Launch  – April 2021

– Shooting – August 2021

– Film Premier and Showcase – November 2021

Roles you can apply for:

Director | Producer | Writer | Editor | Cinematographer | Filmmaker / Crew | Makeup | Sound Technician| Composer | Actor

At a Glance:

What you will walk away with:

  • A network of like-minded individuals
  • Experience to list on your CV
  • Your work screened in a London cinema
  • Showreel footage
  • Professional photos

Roles

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Director of Photography
  • Producer
  • Assistant Director
  • Writer
  • Crew
Control Your Future
Black Lives Matter in Film
Apply now to receive the course brochure

Previous Mentors

Liz Tucker
Producer and Director
Women in Film and TV
Adam Leese
Actor
Bridget Jones' Baby
Sue Jones
Casting Director
Nil by Mouth
Rebecca Johnson
Writer and Director
The Flash
Hayley McKenzie
Founder and CEO, Script Angel
Mentor
Elliot Grove
Founder, Raindance
Mentor
Adam Morse
Director
Lucid
Adam Corbally
Motivational Speaker
Mentor
Clare Cahill
Producer
Perplexed Music
Martin Roberts
Rep Education Officer, BECTU
Mentor
Ani Laurie
Writer and Director
The Earth Belongs to No One
Kyla Simone Bruce
Writer and Director
Mercury
John Connors
Actor
Cardboard Gangsters
Jane Gull
Director
My Feral Heart
Simon Bird
Actor
The Inbetweeners
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
Casino Royale
Joseph A. Adesunloye
Writer/ Director
White Colour Black
Gareth Edwards
Director
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Iain Canning
Producer
Lion
Jason Flemyng
Actor
X-Men
Matt Milne
Actor
Warhorse
Jonathan Firth
Actor
Luther
Karen Lindsay Stewart
Casting Director
Harry Potter
Paul Alexander
Scriptwriter
Red Dwarf
Lou Kneath
Creative Consultant and character animator
Mentor
Richard Godfrey
Location Manager
The Inbetweeners Movie
Herbert Wise
Director
I, Claudius
Sean Gascoigne
Agent
United Agents
Matt Smith
Distributor
Lionsgate U.K
Hugo Luczyc - Wyhowski
Production Designer
Snatch
Shane Collins
Agent
Shane Collins Associates

Who We Work With

Partners, employers and speakers who work with the National Youth Film Academy

Warner Bros.
ITV
Lionsgate
BBC
Equity
Raindance
Sky One
LIPSYNC Post
MIRAMAX
Amazon Prime Video
Space City
Procam
Script Angel
Virgin
United Agents
Bankside Films

Apply now!

Are you serious about becoming a professional filmmaker or actor? If you are aged under 25 you can apply to become a member of the National Youth Film Academy. Registering your interest costs nothing and only takes 1 minute to complete. Start your career today!

Apply now