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.

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.

There are 40 different courses running between September 2015 and February 2016 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

  1. Find the course nearest to you in the map below.
  2. Search for the course by its location in the table below.
  3. Click on the organisation name next to the location (e.g. Cinemagic) to get application details from their website.

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

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 course, you are not eligible to apply again.

Course providers – UK Network Programme

Location Partner Enquiries Recruitment dates Course dates
Aberdeen Station House Media Unit bfi@shmu.org.uk   5 September 2015 – 12 December 2015
Armagh AmmA Centre graeme.mcneill@selb.org   1 October 2015 – 30 March 2016
Belfast Cinemagic shauna@cinemagic.org.uk 14 August – 4 September 2015 1 October 2015 – 6 February 2016
Belfast Nerve Centre (Belfast) n.clarke@nervecentre.org   1 October 2015 – 14 March 2016
Birmingham The Company Ltd janette@thecompanyltd.co.uk July – 2 October 2015 11 October 2015 – 22 November 2015
Bournemouth White Lantern adam.merrifield@whitelanternfilm.co.uk 17 August – 30 October 2015 22 November 2015 – 14 February 2016
Bradford Reel Solutions zoe@reelsolutions.co.uk 7 – 28 September 2015 7 October 2015 – December 2015
Brighton Brighton Film School info@brightonfilmschool.co.uk August – 11 September 2015 23 September 2015 – 10 February 2016
Bristol Bristol Old Vic Theatre School bex.rose@oldvic.ac.uk 7 September – 30 October 2015 21 November 2015 – 3 March 2016
Bristol Watershed clare.leczycki@watershed.co.uk 7 September – 30 October 2015 21 November 2015 – 22 February 2016
Cambridge Picturehouse Cinemas cfcoffice@picturehouses.co.uk August – 2 October 2015 24 October 2015 – 30 November 2015
Colchester Signals Essex info@signals.org.uk   17 October 2015 – 6 February 2016
Cumbria Signal Film and Media Info@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk August – 6 October 2015 20 October 2015 – 12 December 2015
Derry Nerve Centre (Derry) e.king@nervecentre.org 1 – 22 September 2015 1 October 2015 – 14 March 2016
Dundee Dundee Contemporary Arts mike.tait@dca.org.uk   10 August 2015 – 16 December 2015
Durham Jack Drum Arts helen@jackdrum.co.uk   26 October 2O15 – 28 November 2015
Edinburgh Screen Education Edinburgh BFIFilmAcademy@screen-ed.org 21 August – 21 September 2015 3 October 2015 – 21 December 2015
Falmouth Cornwall Film Festival info@cornwallfilmfestival.com   15 September 2015 – 13 February 2016
Glasgow GMAC Film filmacademy@gmacfilm.com 1 September – 1 October 2015 17 October 2015 to 13 February 2016
Great Yarmouth Culture Works (Great Yarmouth) elli@cultureworkseast.co.uk   16 January 2015 – 19 February 2016
Hereford Rural Media Company juliec@ruralmedia.co.uk 1 September – 5 October 2015 26 October 2015 – 16 March 2016
Hull CTVC bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk 17 August – 21 September 2015 17 October 2015 – 30 November 2015
Inverness Screen Education Edinburgh / Eden Court BFIFilmAcademy@screen-ed.org   3 October 2015 – 20 December 2015
Kent Screen South apply@screensouth.org   28 November 2015 – 20 February 2016
Leeds Leeds Young Film martin@betafilmworks.org
August – 25 September 2015
10 October 2015 – 13 February 2016
Lincoln Paradigm Arts robjpitman@gmail.com August – 25 September 2015 10 October 2015 – 6 February 2016
Liverpool FACT operations@fact.co.uk August – 25 September 2015 26 October 2015 – 17 February 2016
London Barbican creative.learning@barbican.org.uk   26 September 2015 – 13 February 2016
London BFI FutureFilm.Academy@bfi.org.uk 2 September 2015 9 September 2015 – 12 December 2015
London CTVC / Vividecho bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk 17 August – 21 September 2015 10 October 2015 – 28 November 2015
London Eastside Rakhee@eastside.org.uk 2 – 28 September 2015 17 October 2015 – 30 January 2016
London Film and Video Workshop simon@filmworkshop.com   26 September 2015 – 30 October 2015
London Mouth That Roars mouththatroars@btconnect.com 5 October – 16 November 2015 7 December 2015 – 14 February 2016
London Young Film Academy courses@youngfilmacademy.co.uk 14 September – 9 October 2015 31 October 2015 – 16 January 2016
Manchester HOME youngcreatives@homemcr.org

1 – 29 September 2015

7 October 2015 – 12 December 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne Tyneside Cinema holli.keeble@tynesidecinema.co.uk   31 October 2015 – 20 February 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne Beacon Hill academy@beaconhillarts.org.uk 17 August – 6 November 2015 13 December 2015 – 19 February 2015
Norwich Culture Works (Norwich) elli@cultureworkseast.co.uk   10 October 2015 – 30 October 2015
Nottingham Broadway Nottingham e.townsend@broadway.org.uk   19 October 2015 – 11 February 2016
Oxford Film Oxford production@filmoxford.org   17 October 2015 – 15 November 2015
Pinewood Resource Productions (Pinewood) info@resource-productions.co.uk 5 October – 14 December 2015 9 January 2015 – 13 February 2015
Sheffield Sheffield Media & Exhibition Centre meabh.odonovan@showroomworkstation.org.uk 18 August – 8 October 2015 22 October 2015 – 9 January 2016
Shepperton Resource Productions (Shepperton) info@resource-productions.co.uk 5 October – 14 December 2015 9 January 2015 – 19 February 2015
Shropshire MediaActive / Wem Town Hall info@mediaactive.org From 29 August – 25 September 2015 10 October 2015 – 24 November 2015
Somerset Somerset Film and Video natalie@somersetfilm.com 3 August – 25 September 2015 10 October 2015 – 28 November 2015

 

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 2016. It is also funded through the National Lottery, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen.

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