BFI Future Film Academy at BFI Southbank

The BFI Future Film Academy is offering 18 aspiring young filmmakers a fun and practical talent development programme as part of the national BFI Film Academy scheme.

Between September and December 2014, participants will work with film industry and education professionals to produce a short Sci-Fi film to coincide with the forthcoming BFI Sci-Fi season: Days of Fear and Wonder.

The extensive programme includes hands-on filmmaking workshops, plus free access to screenings and events at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, the BFI Sci-Fi Season and monthly BFI Future Film events. Participants will also be actively involved in the exhibition and distribution of their work and gain a Silver Arts Award.

Most sessions will run on Wednesday evenings between 6-9pm and on the weekends (during the day), as well as through half terms in October 2014 at BFI Southbank.

Important dates

There will be an open evening on Tuesday 26 August from 6-9pm in the Blue Room at BFI Southbank to provide applicants and their parents/guardians with further information.

Please email your application form to

The deadline for applications is Friday 5 September 2014, 5pm.

Successful applicants will be notified on Wednesday 10 September 2014. The start date for the BFI Film Academy is Wednesday 17 September 2014.

There are 41 other BFI Film Academies happening all over the UK and five residential courses that you can apply for.

If you want to know more about the Future Film Academy please come to our open evening on Tuesday 26 August at 6pm in the Blue Room at BFI Southbank or email us.

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