BFI Film Academy craft skills residential course

A two week residential course for 66 young people running over the Easter holidays in 2016.

Applications for the BFI Film Academy craft skills residential course are closed for 2015. Applications will re-open in late 2016.

Watch clips from last year’s graduate films:

Afterlife – clip

Jigsaw– clip

The Enchanted Rose – clip

The Last Birthday – clip

Shards – clip

Mobius – clip

BFI Film Academy craft skills graduation 2015

Watch last year’s BFI Film Academy craft Skills graduates talk about the course.

BFI Film Academy craft skills residential course, delivered by the NFTS, is a two week residential course for 66 young people running over the Easter holidays in 2016.

BFI Film Academy Craft Skills 2015

BFI Film Academy Craft Skills 2015

How to apply

Apply directly at the NFTS website

Key dates

Application deadlines:

  • Screenwriting 2 November 2015
  • All other crafts 24 January 2016

Course fee

£99 and you will need to pay for your travel to and from the residential. Bursaries can be made available to cover course fees and travel. Applicants can ask for more information on bursaries when they apply. Accommodation and food during the course are provided free.

Course and venue details

  • Introductory weekend (screenwriters only): Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 December 2015
  • Introductory weekend (all specialisms): Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 March 2016
  • Residential: Monday 28 March – Friday 8 April 2016

In groups of 11 students – with each student specialising in a particular craft, such as editing, cinematography or sound – you will make a short film on industry standard equipment under the tuition of top industry professionals.

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2015 Craft Skills participants meet Noel Clarke

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