BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme

Applications for Film Academy Network course providers 2015/16 are now open.

We are looking for applications to appoint between 35 and 45 Course providers to deliver the BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme.

We will appoint a number of course providers UK-wide who can deliver stimulating and exciting filmmaking courses with structured outcomes as part of the UK Network Programme, which will allow young people aged 16-19 to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to both the commercial and cultural film sectors.

Those selected for funding will plan, design and implement regular weekend or early evening film courses for 16-19 year olds between September 2015 and February half-term 2016, delivering a minimum of 40 hours of intensive training programmes to participants.

Before making an application please read the 2015-16 guidelines for course providers. The guidelines have been updated since the last call for applications and the document below supersedes all previously published versions. If you are interested in applying, please read the overview and guidelines below and use the application form.

Application form

The closing date for applications is noon, Wednesday 10 June 2015. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Please note: This application process is open to all potential applicants that wish to deliver a Film Academy course and can meet the eligibility criteria. However, applicants should note that based on the successful delivery of the BFI Film Academy scheme in its first three years of operation, the BFI is inviting previous Film Academy partners to apply to repeat their courses for the UK Network programme. All applications will be assessed against the criteria (which include the applicant’s experience and management) but solicitation of an application does not mean that it will necessarily be successful.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications for new courses in Bradford, Brighton, Cornwall and Hull where we have previously had no or low coverage.

The course providers – UK Network Programme for 2014-15 were:

England – East of England

Picturehouse Cinemas (Cambridge)
Signals Essex (Colchester)
Culture Works East (Great Yarmouth)
Culture Works East (Norwich)

England – East Midlands

CfBT in partnership with University of Lincoln
Broadway Cinema (Nottingham)

England – London

Eastside Educational Trust
Met Film School
Mouth that Roars
Young Film Academy
Film and Video Workshop

England – North East

Kids for Kids (Durham)
Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Beacon Hill (Wallsend)

England – North West

Signal Film and Media (Cumbria)
FACT (Liverpool)
Cornerhouse (Manchester)

England – South East

Screen South (Kent)
Film Oxford
Resource Productions (Pinewood)
Resource Productions (Shepperton)

England – South West

White Lantern (Bournemouth)
Bristol Old Vic
Watershed (Bristol)
Somerset Film and Video

England – West Midlands

The Company Ltd (Birmingham)
Rural Media Company (Hereford)

England – Yorkshire and Humber

Reel Solutions / Beta Filmworks (Leeds)
Sheffield Media & Exhibition Centre

Northern Ireland

Nerve Centre (Armargh)
Cinemagic (Belfast)
Nerve Centre (Belfast)
Nerve Centre (Derry)


Station House Media Unit (Aberdeen)
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Screen Education Edinburgh
Screen Education Edinburgh / Eden Court (Inverness)
GMAC Film (Glasgow)


Documentary Academy Wales Network (Aberystwyth)
Documentary Academy Wales Network (Bangor)
Documentary Academy Wales Network (Newport)

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