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BFI Film Academy 2017/18

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‘BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers’.

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course, delivered by AmmA Centre Armagh, offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry. You will get hands-on experience in filmmaking and participate in masterclasses with industry professionals learning what it takes to make it in the film world. You will watch and discuss films from all around the world. In groups you will produce your very own short film and work towards gaining an NCFE Award qualification.

Once you have completed the course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks.

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Course Dates:

Every Thursday, 4:30pm – 9pm from 28th September to 1st March. (Excluding 21st & 28th December & 4th January)

Saturday Masterclasses 30th September with ‘Game of Thrones’ Producer Greg Spence in Belfast.

Possible residential weekend in Londonderry as part of Film Foyle Festival in November (to be confirmed).

Filming Shoots 1 weekend per group during end of January/start of February.

You need to make sure you can make these sessions before applying.

Location: AmmA Centre, Markethouse, Armagh BT61 7BU

Cost: The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy delivered by AmmA Centre is £25, refundable in full upon successful completion of the course.

Eligibility: You need to be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the Academy programme. You must be a UK resident and able to commit to the programme for its duration and not be attending university.

To apply download application form below and drop it in at the AmmA Centre or send it back to us by post FAO Joanne Barnett at the above address by 5pm Thursday 14th September. You will be contacted by us by email to confirm if your application has been successful.

If you have any queries please contact Jo Barnett by email: or call the AmmA Centre on 028 3751 2920.




Strule Summer Workshops

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Strule Summer Workshops


Minecraft (24 – 27th July 2017)
An epic four day challenge to construct a virtual Strule Shared Education Campus using Minecraft.

>>Apply Online


Quick Fire Filmmaking (24th & 25th & 26th July 2017)

Fancy yourself as a budding film maker or maybe  you just want to make short clips to share with friendS and family? Then these one day workshops are for you!

>> Apply Online


Big Art (27 – 28th July 2017)

Have fun with colour, shape and space – release your natural creativity and imagination in response to other artists’ work. Play your part in creating a collaborative art work with other young people.

>>Apply Online


AmmA Summer Creative Workshops 2017

AmmA Creative Workshops – Summer 2017


  • Workshops run from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. [unless stated otherwise]
  • Workshops cost £5 per day.
  • Visit to apply online.
  • Applications should be submitted online by Friday 16 June.
  • For any enquiries please contact Roberta Morton at AmmA on [028] 3751 2920.




Digital Technology Courses in AmmA – Term 3

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We are offering the following digital technology courses to teachers during Term 3. All courses will take place in the AmmA Centre from 9.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Soundscape [Primary / Post-Primary]

In this course participants will explore the elements of a soundscape.     Participants will experience how to capture ‘real world’ sounds digitally and manipulate these sounds using various effects and techniques. Participants will discover how to blend all these together.

Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017                                   No. of Places: 14

Digital Storytelling – Green Screening, Animation and Interactive Book Design [Primary / Post-Primary]

In this course, participants will consider a ‘wider literacy’ that includes using film and digital media in their teaching. The course will look at a range of theoretical and practical activities with examples of good practice that can be applied across the curriculum.   Participants will be guided through the process of reviewing film and developing critical skills through to producing a form of digital storytelling using either green screen technology, animation or interactive book design.

Date: Thursday 8th June 2017                                         No. of Places: 20

Scratch [Primary only]

Scratch is a highly interactive tool designed specifically to engage young people in the basics of programming.     This course is designed to introduce Scratch and Scratch Jr in the context of the ‘Interactive Design’ tasks set out for ‘Using ICT’. The hands-on workshop will explore the exciting new features of Scratch 2.0 and equip you with all the skills to introduce it in your school.

Date: Tuesday 13th June 2017                                        No. of Places:12



Please complete and return the attached application form by Friday 26th May 2017.



RDS Primary Science Fair

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A full day out for primary school pupils, families and teachers, the RDS Primary Science Fair showcases Key Stage 2 and 4th-6th class primary school science-themed projects alongside an exciting educational entertainment programme including large scale science shows and interactive exhibits.

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Integrating UAV’s in your Classroom

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Capita & the Nerve Centre Belfast invite you an event to explore integrating UAV’s in your classroom learning.

Event Date: 27 Mar 2017

Event Location: Nerve Centre, Somerset Street Belfast BT7 2GS

Everywhere you turn, there is talk about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the sky. Have you ever wondered how these intriguing UAVs could be incorporated into your classroom to captivate your students interest into STEM careers?

Hosted by Steve Moss, this free event will be led by the team from the highly successful National Science Foundation “Modern Digital Blanket Toss” programme in the USA.

>> Please see attached PDF for more information or visit the event page here to register

We hope you can  join us and look forward to meeting you on the day.

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