BFI Film Academy Craft Skills Residentials

Delivered over Easter and Summer 2018 these BFI Film Academy Craft Skills residentials allow participants to focus on a specific craft skill – scriptwriting, producing, production design, directing, cinematography, sound and editing.

Courses

Course fee

We welcome applications from talented young filmmakers from all backgrounds. The Course Fee ranges from £0 to £410 for the two week Craft Skills residential delivered by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and £0 to £210 for the Craft Skills residential: Scotland, which includes your accommodation and food for the duration of the residential.

Due to generous support from the Department for Education in England, Creative Scotland, Lottery funding and Northern Ireland Screen we are able to heavily subsidise the cost of fees. The true cost of providing these courses is £3,000 for the Craft Skills residential delivered by NFTS and £1,500 for the Craft Skills residential: Scotland, but the maximum you will be asked to pay is £410 for the Craft Skills residential delivered by NFTS and £210 for the Craft Skills residential: Scotland, if you fall into the highest income bracket. Depending on your financial circumstances we will subsidise some of the Course Fee or all of it.

Please don’t let the cost of the residential courses deter you from applying. If a young person is offered a place on the Film Academy and can’t afford the Course Fee or other associated costs, our bursary scheme can help them — if you have the talent we will make sure you can attend.

For more information please download the FAQ below or email filmacademy@bfi.org.uk

Eligibility

In order to apply for any BFI Film Academy course, you must:

  • be aged 16-19 years old on the first day of the course.
  • not be attending university at the time of the course.
  • have a passion or talent for filmmaking and an ambition to work in the film industry.
  • be able to commit to the duration of the course.
  • If you have already attended a BFI Film Academy Network course, you are still eligible to apply. Unfortunately if you have previously attended a BFI Film Academy residential course, you are not able to apply.

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