The BFI Film Academy regional programme was delivered in partnership with 24 organisations across England between January and March 2013.
On these courses, 400 participants aged 16-19 were taught all aspects of the film industry, developing the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills needed to help make a career in film a reality. They were each also given the opportunity to work towards an Arts Award qualification. The partners – which include a diverse range of film and media training organisations, university and delivery experts in the cultural and education sector – are:
Yorkshire and Humber
The programme is being supported by the Department for Education in England who have committed £1m per year from April 2012 and 31 March 2015. The BFI Film Academy also forms part of the BFI’s overall 5-19 Education Scheme.
Participant Mark talks about attending the BFI Film Academy at Tyneside cinema
“I am so excited about this really important project. Film and the creative industries as a whole are at the heart of the UK’s economic recovery. Film makes a multi-billion contribution to UK GDP, we are the third most important market for film in the world, and our industry is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. However, to ensure further growth we must find, encourage and nurture the talent of tomorrow — those with the creativity and skills needed to drive future success in the UK’s film industry. This project is designed to do just that” — Amanda Nevill, BFI Chief Executive