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THE NATIONAL YOUTH FILM ACADEMY PARTNERS WITH PROCAM TO SUPPORT YOUNG ASPIRING BRITISH FILMMAKERS

Thursday 03rd January 2019
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Gateshead, 03 January 2019: The National Youth Film Academy announced today that it has entered into a partnership with international camera, crew, and equipment hire company, Procam.

The partnership which begins this month will run until December 2021.

The National Youth Film Academy was founded in 2011 by Rob Earnshaw with the mission to build bridges between education and employment in film. Each year the National Youth Film Academy team engage with over 25,000 young aspirational actors and filmmakers to support them with a range of courses, events and initiatives to help them pursue a career in the film industry. 

Procam will be the sole provider of the equipment required by participants of the National Youth Film Academy’s #Setready course, which runs twice a year. The equipment will be used by groups of students to create a film which will mark the first step towards their careers in film and go on to be screened to friends, family, and peers.

Equipment will also be supplied to the students who take part in the National Youth Film Academy Emerging Brits programme. This equipment will be operated by young and aspiring British filmmakers as they create films that will be screened at the Cineworld in Leicester Square to an audience of industry professionals. 

Rob Earnshaw explained: “Our partnership with Europe’s leading digital cinematography facility, Procam, forms a strong foundation for the careers of these students to be built upon and speaks volumes about the company’s desire to support the future generations of British filmmakers. This collaboration will give our students the platform, the knowledge and the technology to bring their stories to the big screen.”

John Brennan, Procam Group CEO added: “We are honoured to be playing such a significant role in the education of these young aspiring filmmakers and working closely with the NYFA is a pleasure. Current and future members will gain essential skills and experience as they learn how to operate the high-quality, industry-standard equipment we will be providing. A coherent understanding of such equipment is a huge advantage that will enable NYFA’s students to start out with confidence.”

In addition to supplying equipment to the National Youth Film Academy, Procam will deliver masterclasses, lectures, and online videos for the students that will further their education in working with camera, sound, and lighting equipment on set.

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About National Youth Film Academy: 

The National Youth Film Academy was founded in 2011 by Rob Earnshaw with the mission to build bridges between education and employment in film. Each year the National Youth Film Academy team engage with over 25,000 young aspirational actors and filmmakers to support them with a range of courses, events and initiatives to help them pursue a career in the film industry. 

The National Youth Film Academy is based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

For more press information please contact:

Lucy Archer
Member and Events Manager
Tel: 0191 348 0137
lucy@nyfa.org.uk

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