The BFI and the BBC and holding the 3rd “Blast – Future Film Festival” in London from Friday 5th Feb to Sunday 7th Feb with the opportunity to get both theoretical and hands-on experience in a variety of aspects of filmmaking so if you’re aged between 13 and 25 and free to come then you’ll want to check out their website.

Join BBC Blast and the BFI for a weekend packed with free filmmaking workshops – everything from special effects to stunt skills. Check out our free film screenings and exclusive movie previews. Don’t miss your chance to put your questions to on-screen stars and behind-the-scenes talent.

Although some of the popular workshops, such as the Stunt Masterclass, Green Screen and Animation workshops,¬†are fully-booked here’s a sample of some of the ones still available:

Special effects demo – How do they do it? Get the inside story from the masters behind the special effects from The Golden Compass and the Sony Playstation 3 ads!

Compose Music for Film – I’m with the band! Join the BBC Concert Orchestra to compose and perform a live short film score. Bring your instruments!

There are also a number of drop-in events going on such as Videomorphing and Video mixing so do check out the website for more information and if you can’t make it this year then you might want to make a note for next year.