BFI Film Academy residential programme – ADSV

Residential courses focus on the complete craft of one specialism – animation, documentary, screenwriting or visual effects.

Applications for the BFI Film Academy residential programme – ADSV are now open.

Films made on the BFI Film Academy residential programme – ADSV , delivered by the Film and Video Workshop (visual effects and animation course)

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.

Residential courses for ADSV (animation, documentary, screenwriting or visual effects) last one week 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.

Masterclasses by key industry figures are integral to this programme, as are hands-on skills training and bespoke careers advice. Each programme will offer a combination of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures.

Running during February 2015 half term, these one-week residential courses focus on the complete craft of one filmmaking specialism – animation, documentary, screenwriting or visual effects.

There are five of these courses running at various locations across the UK, each specialising in a different craft.

How to apply

Apply directly to the organisation running the course you’re interested in by filling in a short application form. Full details on how to apply are on the website for each of the courses.

Key dates

Applications are open from 24 September 2014 to 1 December 2014.

Course fee

£50. You will also need to pay for your travel to and from the residential. Bursaries are available to cover fee and travel. Accommodation and food during the course are provided free.

Animation Residential: Bristol

Residential: Saturday 14 – Friday 20 February 2015

Six intensive days of stop-motion and computer-based animation with a programme of master-classes with practicing professionals. Working in teams, participants will produce five animated shorts that will be screened at a Bristol cinema.

For more details and an application form, visit callingtheshots.co.uk/bfi-animation-camp.

Email: animation@callingtheshots.co.uk, or call 0117 930 0141.

Number of places: 25

Accommodation: Barton Camp, Somerset

Residential in Animation and VFX: London

Introduction day: Saturday 24 January 2015
Residential: Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 February 2015

An industry-focused week of training including masterclasses, trips, screenings, skills training, careers guidance and long-term support. Each student will work on an animation or VFX sequence supported by BAFTA-winning tutors.

For more details, visit filmworkshop.com/residential

Email: Tatiana Renneberg – tatiana@filmworkshop.com

Number of places: 40

Accommodation: Gillwell Park, Scouts’ headquarters

Documentary Academy: London

Introductory weekend: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 January 2015
Residential: Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 February 2015

Practical workshops in documentary filmmaking as well as trips, master-classes and Q&As with Oscar and BAFTA award-winning documentary producers and directors. At the end of the course you will have produced a documentary film that will be screened at a cinema in London.

For more details or an application form visit vividecho.co.uk/bfifilmacademy.

Email: bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk or call 0333 012 4265.

Number of places: 40

Accommodation: Palmers Lodge, Hillspring, North London.

Screenwriting residential academy: Newcastle

Introductory weekend: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 January 2015
Residential: Sunday 15 – Friday 20 February 2015

An opportunity for 25 of the UK’s most talented and committed young writers to take part in an intensive training programme to kick-start a career in the film industry. The programme will cover the craft skills necessary to succeed as a screenwriter, provide an exclusive insider’s view of the film business and offer many opportunities to network with leading industry professionals, all while participants work with script editors to create their own screenplay.

For more details, visit bfiyoungscreenwriters.co.uk.

Email: anna.casey@tynesidecinema.co.uk

Number of places: 25

Accommodation: TBC

Centroid monsters, myth and legends academy, visual effects (VFX) residential: Amersham

Residential: Saturday 14 – Saturday 21 February 2015

Be part of a team that creates a unique monster, mythical or legendary character and learn how to create an action trailer for the next fantasy visual effects movie. It will immerse students in CGI and 3D and help you develop your own characters using industry standard mo-cap Technology. The course includes interaction with the BFI, plus facilities at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios.

For more details or an application form visit amersham.ac.uk/bfi.

Number of places: 20

Accommodation: Missenden Abbey

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