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Abigail Loosemore one of only six students nationally to win place on BFI National Film Academy Screenwriting course

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DSC_1015Abigail Loosemore, who is studying Film Studies, Media Studies and English Literature at Long Road, has just won a place on the BFI (British Film Institute) National Film Academy course for Screenwriting to be held at the National Film and Television School.

Abigail won the Young Critics’ Award at a Cambridge Film Festival, a place on the BFI Regional Academy  in September and has now been chosen as one of 6 students (out of about 30 who applied from all over the country) to participate in the BFI National Screenwriting course. The course consists of two weekend events in December  (a Writer’s Retreat) and March (a Pre-Residential Familiarisation weekend) followed by a two-week residential film academy project in April with seminars and practical workshops led by industry professionals at the National Film and Television School at Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire.

Tanya Jones, Deputy Department Manager Visual Arts, and who is one of Abigail’s teachers, says: “This is an incredible opportunity to be part of an innovative initiative from the BFI. Only the most talented of young writers are selected to join the group and potentially have their screenplay made into a film. Abigail is an immensely talented young person who fully deserves this opportunity. She is a real credit to Long Road Sixth Form College.”

Photograph: Abigail with her Young Critics’ Award certificate earlier this autumn.