BFI Future Film Academy at BFI Southbank

The BFI Future Film Academy is offering 20 aspiring young filmmakers a fun and practical talent development programme as part of the national BFI Film Academy scheme.

Between September and December 2015, participants will work with film industry and education professionals to produce a short film with the theme of “Love” to coincide with the forthcoming BFI Love Season.The extensive programme includes hands-on filmmaking workshops, plus free access to screenings and events at the 59th BFI London Film Festival, the BFI Love Season and monthly BFI Future Film events. Participants will also be actively involved in the exhibition and distribution of their work and have the opportunity to gain the newly launched NCFE ‘Preparing to Work in the Film Industry’ accreditation.

Most sessions will run on Wednesday evenings between 6-8pm, some Saturdays and throughout half term in October 2015 at BFI Southbank.

Important dates

There will be an Open Evening on Wednesday 26 August from 6-8pm in the Blue Room at BFI Southbank to provide applicants and their parents/guardians with further information.

Please email your application form to before the deadline of 12pm Wednesday 2 September 2015.

Successful applicants will be notified on Wednesday 9 September 2015. The start date for the BFI Film Academy is Wednesday 16 September 2015.

There are 40 other BFI Film Academies happening all over the UK and five residential courses that you can apply for if you have already completed a Network Academy Course.

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

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