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4 incredible short films featuring National Lottery funded projects made by young filmmakers from BFI Film Academy

How Basketball Saves Lives...

With knife crime on the rise across the UK, the National Lottery funded Carry a Basketball not a Blade project in Newham encourages young inner city youth to avoid violence and gang culture. Byran Ferrol, who took part in the BFI National Lottery funded education programmes created this short film to highlight how outreach projects like this help make a difference in their communities. Beware that some people may find some of the film disturbing.

Clare Halsted - Behind the Mask

For Clare, fencing is a passion she wants to share with all. Now, thanks to National Lottery players, she spends her time coaching the next generation of British stars from her club in North London. Filmed and Directed by the BFI Film Academy graduate Chris Chanudom, this is Clare Halsted - Behind the Mask

Did you know?

Clare Halsted competed for Team GB at the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games

2Faced - Finding your Dance

Dance is inside everyone, you've just got to find it...' Tamsin Fitzgerald is helping people find their dance in Hereford. The 2Faced Dance Company is an internationally touring all-male dance company and thanks to National Lottery Players, they're also teaching the young through dance classes. Made by BFI film academy graduate Rebecca Doctor, This is 2faced - Finding your dance

Foyle First

Sometimes, all you need is a helping hand, and for this #LotteryLegend, he gives up his time and some space in his boot to be there when needed.

Sean Dillon is a First Responder, working with the National Lottery funded Foyle First Responders and he volunteers to help those who need it most. In some cases Sean can be the difference between life and death.

BFI Film Academy filmmakers Hope Kemp and Ronan Corrigan made this short film following this legend on a night in derry. This is Foyle First

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