Training Courses

BFI Film Academy Lab: Film Trailer Design

29/06/2022 - 29/06/2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm

For this month’s Lab we are delighted to welcome Mark Towers, Distribution and Creative Lead at Curzon, to share his experience of working as both a filmmaker and marketer, with a focus on his production of trailer campaigns. In this session Mark will share insider tips on making film trailers and discuss his own work on campaigns for Parasite and The Quiet Girl, as well as on older classics like The Matrix; and how he balances his professional work alongside his personal stories.

About BFI Film Academy Labs

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 filmmaking practices. Programmed by the Young Film Programmers’ Network (South East) they are delivered as practical masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions.

This session will be live-captioned, we will provide instructions on how to access the captions at the beginning of the event. If you have any questions about the event please get in touch at:

You can watch recordings of some of our previous Labs on the ICO YouTube channel.


29/06/2022 - 29/06/2022
4:30pm - 5:30pm




Mark Towers

Distribution and Creative Lead, Curzon Film

Mark Towers has worked in the film and television industry for 11 years. In that time, his work has won 4 Screen Awards and he has worked on campaigns for films such as Apostasy, The Souvenir, The Square, Flee, Parasite and most recently The Quiet Girl. He is also a filmmaker with shorts that have screened at Raindance, Leeds International Film Festival and FrightFest.

Jake Cunningham

BFI NETWORK Officer, Film Hub South East

Jake Cunningham is the BFI NETWORK Officer for Film Hub South East, where he connects filmmakers and organisations across the region through professional development and events. Jake is also a writer and producer working across film, audio, print and online content working for the BBC, Prime Video, Empire Magazine, Film4 and many more. His latest narrative short premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2021.

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