BFI Film Academy Labs are online events for 16 - 25 year olds to gain industry insight and get professional advice and support to develop their own film programming and film making practices. Programmed by the Young Film Programmers’ Network (South East) they are delivered as practical masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions.
This month we’re delighted to be joined by casting directors Heather Basten and Sonia Allam. Finding the right actors to bring film and television characters to life is one of the most important but often overlooked aspects of the filmmaking process. In this session, Heather and Sonia will share their career paths into the industry, explain what their roles entail, and offer advice for those that want to break into this diverse and challenging role.