First ever BFI Virtual Reality Film Academy is held at Storyhouse!

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Storyhouse hosted the first ever Virtual Reality Film Academy, from the British Film Institute, this week!

BFI Film Academies across the country are open to 16-19 year olds. They take a hands-on approach to filmmaking through a combination of workshops and practical skills development using industry standard equipment. Participants experience masterclasses by key industry figures, receive bespoke careers advice and will be guided through the production of a film as part of a crew. As a graduate of the BFI Film Academy you will become part of the growing alumni network and have access to year round events such as BAFTA career surgeries.

The first ever BFI Film Academy to focus on Virtual Reality filmmaking took place at Storyhouse this week (28 October – 4 November 2017).

Using the modern and exciting technology of 360° Virtual Reality filmmaking, 15 participants aged between 16 – 19 from the BFI Film Academy in Chester pitched their ideas, wrote screenplays, learnt new skills and in only six days produced three very different short films. The Academy was delivered by Storyhouse, University of Chester and Reel Solutions.