Be inspired: film award season

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Be inspired: film award season

February sees a bevy of film award ceremonies take place, where the good and the great from the world of cinema gather together to see if their work has made the grade with this year’s juries. Get the lowdown on the upcoming awards plus learn more about the craft and ideas around filmmaking on a course starting soon.

The EE British Academy Film Awards (otherwise known as the BAFTAs) take place on Sunday 14 February at the Royal Opera House, just a stone’s throw away from City Lit in Covent Garden. Over in Los Angeles, the Directors Guild of America Awards celebrate directorial work on both the big and small screen on 6 February, whilst the Writers Guild of America Awards (WGA) one week later on 13 February will see screenwriters from the world of film, TV, radio, and video gaming compete for an accolade, with Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane receiving a special achievement award.

The season climaxes with the Academy Awards or Oscars on 28 February where British actor Eddie Redmayne could pick up his second Oscar for his role in The Danish Girl, whilst fellow Brits Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Christian Bale battle it out for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role accolade. Kate Winslett has picked up her eighth Oscar nomination for her supporting role in Steve Jobs, whilst British documentary maker Asif Kapadia could bag the award for Best Documentary for his Amy Winehouse film, Amy.

Whether you’re a film buff and love to talk about your passion for the movies or you’re a budding filmmaker looking to make your first short, an actor looking to take your talent to the screen or you want to discover the craft of screenwriting, check out February’s array of filmmaking courses booking now. 


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