BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme

This exciting programme offers hands-on filmmaking courses, aimed at developing your knowledge and skills and encouraging your special interests.

The BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme is now taking applications in some regions. Application dates will vary by course provider. Please check with individual providers for details.

New Management, short film made at the BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme 2013-4, delivered by the Barbican Centre Trust Ltd

Running between September 2014 to March 2015, courses provide at least 40 hours of training through regular evenings and/or weekends.

Arts Award accreditation for participants will be offered by course providers as part the UK Network Programme courses.

Course cost: £25

If you are unable to pay the full course fee, don’t let this discourage you from applying. Contact the course provider, as costs may be waived. Bursaries for travel and childcare are also available if you require assistance with these costs.

How to apply

The BFI Film Academy is run through a network of partners across the UK. You can find the list of course providers below. Check out their websites for more detailed information about specific course dates and how to apply.

Deadlines for applications may vary by course provider so please make sure you read the dates indicated on their websites.

Map of BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme course providers

Click on each location for more information

Course providers – UK Network Programme

Region Partner Contact Recruitment dates Course dates
Aberystwyth Media Academy Wales (Aberystwyth) email 30 June 2014 – 12 September 2014 31 January 2015 – 1 March 2015
Armagh Nerve Centre (Armagh) tbc tbc tbc
Bangor Media Academy Wales (Bangor) email 30 June 2014 – 12 September 2014 18 October 2014 – 16 November 2014
Belfast Cinemagic tbc 1-26 September 2014 17 January 2015– 28 March 2015
Bournemouth White Lantern email 1 August 2014 – 6 October 2014 2 November 2014 – 18 January 2015
Bristol Bristol Old Vic email 8 September 2014 – 3 November 2014 Introductory weekend: 13-14 December 2014
Course: 8 January 2015 – 5 March 2015
Bristol Watershed email 8 September 2014 – 3 November 2014 Introductory weekend: 13-14 December 2014. 7 January 2015 – 21 February 2015
Cambridge City Screen Cambridge email Deadlines: 5 September 2014 (screenwriters) or 30 September 2014 (other courses) 26 October 2014 – 30 November 2014
Colchester Signals Essex info@signals.org.uk 14 July – 30 September 2014. Open information sessions 22 August and 15 September 18 October 2014 – 14 February 2015
Cumbria Signal email 5 September 2014 – 3 October 2014 18 October 2014 – 14 February 2015
Derry Nerve Centre (Derry) email 1-22 September 2014 11 October 2014 – 28 February 2015
Dundee Dundee Contemporary Arts email 18 August 2014 – 7 September 2014 2 October 2014 – 29 January 2015
Durham Kids for Kids email 31 July 2014 – 13 October 2014 27 October 2014 – 6 December 2014
Edinburgh Screen Education Edinburgh tbc 12 September 2014 – 10 October 2014 25 October 2014 – 24 January 2015
Glasgow GMAC Film email 25 August 2014 – 21 September 2014 4 October 2014 – 13 December 2014
Great Yarmouth Culture Works (Great Yarmouth) email tbc 17 October 2014 – 15 November 2014
Hereford Rural Media Company email From 18 July 2014 15 October 2014 – 23 February 2015
Inverness Screen Education Inverness tbc running 8 July 2014 – 30 August 2014
Kent Screen South email 5 September 2014 – 31 October 2014 29 November 2014 – 28 February 2015
Leeds Reel Solutions / Beta Filmworks tbc tbc tbc
Lincoln CfBT email tbc tbc
Liverpool FACT email 6 August 2014 – 19 September 2014 tbc
London Barbican email 4 July 2014 – 15 September 2014 27 October 2014 – 24 January 2015
London BFI tbc tbc tbc
London CTVC / Vividecho email From 11 August 2014 11 October 2014 – 6 December 2014
London Eastside email 1-29 September 2014 11 October 2014 – 24 January 2015
London Film and Video Workshop email 1-19 September 2014 11-30 October 2014
London Met Film tbc tbc tbc
London Mouth That Roars email 26 September 2014 – 31 October 2014 6 December 2014 – 9 February 2015
London Young Film Academy email 15 September 2014 – 10 October 2014 1 November 2014 – 24 January 2015
Manchester Cornerhouse email 1-30 September 2014 9 October 2014 – 13 December 2014
Newcastle upon Tyne Beacon Hill tbc tbc 30 November 2014 – 20 February 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne Tyneside Cinema tbc tbc 18 October 2014 – 14 February 2015
Newport Media Academy Wales (Newport) email 30 June 2014 – 12 September 2014 22 November 2014 – 18 January 2015
Norwich Culture Works (Norwich) email tbc 27 September 2014 – 15 November 2014
Nottingham Broadway Nottingham email tbc 12 January 2015 – 5 March 2015
Oxford Film Oxford email 18 August 2014 – 3 September 2014 18 October 2014 – 16 November 2014
Pinewood Resource (Pinewood) email 6 October 2014 – 15 December 2014 10 January 2015 – 21 February 2015
Sheffield SMEC email 15 July 2014 – 10 October 2014 5 November 2014 – 24 January 2015
Shepperton Resource (Shepperton) email 6 October 2014 – 15 December 2014 16 February 2015 – 21 February 2015
Somerset Somerset Film email tbc 18 October 2014 – 1 November 2014
Wem MediaActive / Wem Town Hall email tbc 11 October 2014 – 29 November 2014

 

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