BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme

Get the essential skills to enter the film industry using a combination of combination of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures.

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? Then the BFI Film Academy — UK Network Programme is for you.

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There will be over 40 different courses running between September 2017 and March 2018 across the UK so wherever you live — be it Birmingham or Belfast, Dundee or Durham — you will have the opportunity to gain the essential skills to enter the film industry.

Courses provide at least 40 hours of industry standard training through regular evenings and/or weekend classes. Each one offers combination of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures. You will also get masterclasses by key industry figures, receive bespoke careers advice and work towards making a final film on a team. As a graduate of the BFI Film Academy you will become part of the growing alumni network and have access to year round events such as BAFTA career surgeries.

How to apply

  • Course dates and providers will be announced from July 2017.

Arts Award or NCFE ‘Preparing to Work in the Film Industry’ 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.

Please note that if you have previously been on a BFI Film Academy residential course or are enrolled in university during the 2017/18 academic year, you are not eligible to apply.

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 until 31 March 2018. It is also funded through the National Lottery, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen.

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