BFI Film Academy specialist residential programme

Call for applications for course providers is now open.

The BFI Film Academy scheme is providing opportunities for talented and committed young people between the ages of 16–19 to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry, no matter where they live or what their background.

Applications are now open for organisations to deliver the specialist residential courses for the BFI Film Academy scheme. We are seeking to appoint professional, creative, experienced organisations in the UK to deliver courses as part of the BFI Film Academy – specialist strand.

Each residential course will focus on the complete craft and workflow of one of the different specialisms – animation, documentary, screenwriting or VFX – with leading industry professionals delivering masterclasses and practical skills training. Participants will also receive bespoke careers advice. This an intensive hot-housing course to be run during February half-term for between five and nine days.

Funding: Maximum of £60,000 per course for up to 40 young people to run during February half-term 2016

Application deadline: 24 August 2015, noon
Anticipated number of awards: Minimum of four – at least one in each specialism
Interviews of shortlisted organisations: Week of 7 September 2015
Final Decision: 18 September 2015

How to apply

Before you apply, please carefully read the BFI Film Academy guidelines overview and the Specialist guidelines below for more details about the programme scope, application process and eligibility criteria.

The deadline for applications close noon, 24 August 2015. Please ensure you submit your application by the deadline or your submission will not be accepted.

Application form

Contacting us

Please contact us by emailing with any questions at least 24 hours before the application deadline.

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