Film Academy (BYFA)
There are opportunities for students across the College to get involved in this exciting project, due to the wide range of activities involved in film productions.
Shrewsbury College is delighted to be associated with the Co-operative British Youth Film Academy.
The British Youth Film Academy offers students a unique opportunity to experience the thrills and challenges of professional feature-film production. Mentored by professionals from the worlds of film and education, young people are offered everything from acting to make-up and from wardrobe to camera and post-production. It is backed by The Co-operative Group whose £1.2million six year partnership with the academy forms an integral part of its commitment to inspiring young people.
Students of the College were involved as cast and crew of “Henry IV Part 1” the latest movie from The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy which was shot in and around Shrewsbury in summer 2011. Based at the College the film is described as bringing the epic Battle of Shrewsbury to life with a western twist. The movie was directed by Adam lee Hamilton, a filmmaker who has worked on previous films from The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy including: “Julius Caesar” – selected for the international Raindance Film Festival which also starred students from Shrewsbury College and premiered in London October 2011.