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BFI Academy 2022 - Apply Now!

Aged 16-19? Passionate about film? Want to work in the film industry?

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What is shmu?

Station House Media Unit (shmu), established as a charity in 2003, is one of the core cultural organisations in Aberdeen, and is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of the city in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest across the region, with an employability and training arm and programmes for adults facing personal challenges.

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BFI Academy 2022 - Apply Now!

Applications are open for the Aberdeen BFI Film Academy which will run from September 2022 to January 2023. If you are aged 16-19 years old and are interested in film or want to explore a career in film, then this is the perfect course for you.  

As a student on the BFI Film Academy course, you will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. You will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills. You’ll be able to explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment. 

Date added: 03/08/2022

Volunteering Opportunities at shmu

'Pop Ups' in local communities will show what's on offer

We‘re passionate about hearing your stories, covering topics that are important to you and your community, and sharing these through print, radio, TV and online.  

We challenge mainstream media messaging by supporting our communities to learn media skills that empower them to share and celebrate news important to their lives. 

We’re looking for new volunteers to get involved with shmuPRESS, shmuFM and shmuTV. 

Date added: 02/08/2022

shmu’s One Day Challenge

Are you up for making a film, broadcasting a live radio programme, or making a song from scratch in just one day? 

If you live in Tillydrone, Woodside, Torry, Middlefield, Seaton, Northfield or Cummings Park, come and join us at shmu HQ in Woodside, Aberdeen during the summer holidays for shmu’s One Day Challenge.  Our challenge sessions will give you a taster of what goes into creating your own film, radio programme or track and how much fun it can be.

Date added: 12/07/2022