A FUTURE film star has impressed bosses at the industry-renowned British Film Institute.

Year 12 student, Ollie Lubanski from Richmond Sixth Form College, beat off hundreds of other students from across the country, to join a week-long course in London.

The BFI, which was founded in 1933, has helped in the production and distribution of hundreds of blockbuster films.

Ollie, who is studying his A-levels in IT, media and design technology. said he was the only student from North Yorkshire selected to take part.

For one week, Ollie lived in the city to join the BFI film academy, where he undertook the week-long animation and visual effects course.

It was run at a purpose-built facility within City and Islington College, which includes filming studios, sound rooms and theatres.

Ollie said: “I really enjoyed it because it let me do something I’m passionate about and it gave me more skills and opportunities to work with people with the same interests."

Throughout the week, Ollie took a leading role in the production of an animated film titled 'parallels.'

He said he made sure the planning, creation, filming and production was worthy of a future portfolio.

He added: "The organisers were very helpful and made an effort to get the best out of you.

"I would recommend this course for people who enjoy film-making, drawing or Photoshop because you can put these skills into practice.”

His short film featured many basic effects which filmmakers base their professional works on.

Ms Mannion careers leader at Richmond Sixth Form College said: “This has been an amazing opportunity for Ollie, who is clearly talented in the field of animation.

"His visual effects project is brilliant and he has developed so many new skills to use in his future career."