BFI Film Academy has a range of accessible courses and resources, whether you want to take your first steps in film or improve on existing skills.
As a student of a Film Academy Short course, you’ll gain experience working alongside industry professionals and will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience to help develop practical knowledge and skills.
If you want to take your interest further you could apply for one of our Specialist residential programmes. Courses last between 1 and 2 weeks and are designed to develop skills in specialist areas such as animation and documentary.
BFI Film Academy Short courses
Film skills courses aimed at young people aged 16 to 19.Browse courses
BFI Film Academy Specialist courses
BFI Film Academy run a variety of specialist courses for talented and committed young people aged 16 to 19 to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry.Browse courses
BFI Film Academy Labs
Free monthly online events led by industry professionals and designed to support young, aspiring filmmakers.Browse events
BFI Film Academy SCENE
Weekly filmmaker interviews on the BFI Film Academy Instagram channel, designed to give young filmmakers an opportunity to promote their films and a chance to learn from filmmaking peers.Browse events
BFI Future Film Festival
The UK’s most important industry festival for filmmakers aged 16 to 25, every February at BFI Southbank.Browse the festival
BFI Film Academy Accreditation
BFI LFF Film Academy accreditation is available to all young people (18 to 25 years old) based in the UK and interested in a career in the film industry. Over 25’s in full-time education and in possession of a valid student ID can also apply.Find out more
Resources for BFI Film Academy course graduates
Resources for taking the next step to work in the film industry.Find resources
BFI Film Academy: How do I work in the film and television industries?
Tips from industry professionals on how to start a career in film and TV.Get tips
See videos produced by the talented young filmmakers of our BFI Film Academy courses.