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GYFF: BFI: From Dream to Reality - Bringing Your Short Film Ideas to Life (N/C 15+)

19 September

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


The successful BFI Film Academy Labs is on tour to GYFF 2021. BFI resident script doctors, Theresa Boden and Gabriella Apicella, talk you through the steps needed to develop your short film from dream to reality.

This is a free but ticketed event. You must be 15 or over to attend.

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Theresa Boden

Freelance writer and script consultant Theresa Boden supports award winning writers & directors in various formats – shorts, TV and Features. She runs Euroscript’s Script Development Workshops and for BECTU. Her work as a tutor/mentor includes developing and co-ordinating screenwriting courses for the Film Council & Skillset; social enterprise women's web channel Hybrid Lab; Screen Arts Institute & BFI Future Film Academy; and MA Screenwriting programmes at LCC, Birkbeck University and currently Met Film School. Previously as an actor she wrote and produced for the theatre including her own one-woman comedy show and co-founded women's theatre companies Common Ground and Sphinx. She enjoys being a resident script consultant, workshop leader and panel moderator at the BFI’s Film Academy Labs and Festivals.

Gabriella Apicella

Gabriella Apicella is a freelance screenwriter and tutor. Alongside her teaching engagements at various Higher Education Institutions and Film Schools, she works as a consultant on short and feature-length screenplays independently and on under contract for regional screen agencies and Production Companies. She has worked with BFI Future Film for ten years delivering sessions for the Film Academy as well as lectures, consultancy and workshops to participants. In 2010 she was also a co-founder of the Underwire Festival. Gabriella is currently re-drafting her latest feature project with support from Silver Salt

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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