Training Courses

BFI Film Academy Labs: Scriptwriting with Abraham Adeyemi

27/05/2021 - 27/05/2021

4:30pm - 5:30pm

The Young Film Programmers’ Network (South East) are delighted to present this series of BFI Film Academy Labs. These online events are aimed at 16-25 year olds, providing industry insight and professional advice to support and develop their own film programming and filmmaking practices.

About the session

This month we’re delighted to be joined by Abraham Adeyemi, an award-winning writer-director and playwright hailing from South London. His directorial debut No More Wings was crowned best narrative short at Tribeca Film Festival 2020, subsequently becoming an Oscar-qualifying film. In 2019 he won Soho House’s global screenwriting competition Script House and his debut full-length play ‘All the Shit I Can’t Say to my Dad’ was staged at The Bunker.

In this session, hosted by BFI NETWORK Officer Abiola Rufai, Abraham will talk about his career and experiences working in the industry to date, what a ‘typical’ day looks like for him, and his advice for aspiring young writers.

Abraham recently completed Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting programme where he wrote an original drama pilot. He currently has three original series in development including an original drama for ITV Studios, as well as his debut feature film. He has been writing on original series for Sugar Films, Fremantle, 87 Films, New Wave Agency, All3Media and Netflix.

Prior to joining the ICO / BFI NETWORK, Abiola Rufai worked in commissioning for two and a half years at Channel 4. As Off Screen Talent Coordinator, she supported the development of emerging talent across genres, coordinating and facilitating a number of development focused events and initiatives including the 2nd series of 4Stories. Outside of her role at the ICO / BFI NETWORK, Abiola has and continues to produce a number of short films and promos.

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27/05/2021 - 27/05/2021
4:30pm - 5:30pm



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