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 October 2013 and February 2014, participants will work with film industry and education professionals to produce a short film on the theme of Gothic Horror to coincide with the forthcoming BFI Gothic Season.

The extensive programme includes hands-on filmmaking workshops, plus free access to screenings and events at the 57th BFI London Film Festival, the BFI Gothic Season, monthly BFI Future Film events and the 7th BFI Future Film Festival. 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 2013 and February 2014 at BFI Southbank.

Important dates

There will be an open evening on Wednesday 18 September 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

The deadline for applications is Monday 23 September, 5pm.

Successful applicants will be notified on Friday 27 September. The start date for the BFI Film Academy is Wednesday 2 October.

There are 34 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 Wednesday 18 September at 18.00 at BFI Southbank or email us.

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