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Ten young people from London’s black and ethnic minority communities will be given the chance to join a year-long programme of film training with The Video College.

Move on Up is for 10 young men and women who are motivated, committed and serious about gaining the skills and knowledge that will help them make a career in film.

The Video College, one of London’s leading independent providers of training in digital video production, is one of only three organisations nationally which have been selected to run the new, UK Film Council and Skillset-funded Second Light film training scheme.

Hands-on, production-based training will be delivered by experienced industry professionals and enable the group to gain creative, technical and production skills and, just as importantly, a deep understanding of the practice and protocols of the film industry. They will produce a short film, a 10-minute drama and at the end of the programme be invited to produce their own shorts.

An extra industry focus will be provided by Move on Up masterclasses with leading producers and directors including Mike Hodges (Get Carter), Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion) and Don Boyd (Scum) and specialist courses with the Production Guild of Great Britain, FT2, VET, BBC Multiplatform Productions and leading distributors in the UK.

Move On Up is open to any young people aged 18 to 23 from black or ethnic minority communities in London.

Closing date for applications: 4th December 2009. Move On Up starts on 4th January 2010.

For more details call 020 8964 2641 or visit the Video College website.

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