BFI Film Academy

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?

Application for the BFI Film Academy – UK network programme are now open. Application dates will vary by course provider. Please check with individual providers for details.

Applications for the BFI Film Academy residential programme – ADSV (animation, documentary, screenwriting and visual effects) are open.

Application for the BFI Film Academy residential programme – Craft Skills delivered by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) are now open.

About the BFI Film Academy

Open to young people from anywhere in the UK and from any background, the BFI Film Academy offers a real chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to be part of our future film industry.

Highlights from BFI Film Academy courses, September 2013 – March 2014

As a student of the Film Academy, you will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. You will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills. You’ll be able to explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.

What’s more, you could also apply for one of our two intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.

Find out how you can use film to achieve an Arts Award:

Images from the BFI Film Academy 2013-4

Contacting us

Please email filmacademy@bfi.org.uk if you have any questions regarding the scheme.

The BFI Film Academy forms part of the BFI’s overall 5-19 Education Scheme. The programme is being supported by the Department for Education in England who have committed £1m per annum funding from April 2012 and 31 March 2015. It is also funded through the National Lottery, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen.

The BFI Film Academy speaks to strategic priority one as set out in the BFI’s Film Forever plan.

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