Craft Skills delivered by Screen Education Edinburgh

In line with COVID-19 guidance across all UK nations and regions this course will take place virtually, ensuring you can take part wherever you live.

You will receive intensive craft sessions focusing on your chosen role of screenwriting, cinematography, sound, directing or editing, take part in masterclasses with award-winning film industry experts, and view the UK’s best short films.

You’ll work with professional actors, use industry standard equipment and collaborate in teams through an innovative virtual approach to produce a short film. The films will be screened online for industry guests, friends and family, and you’ll be given key advice on industry entry and supported to produce a personal development plan to help with your next steps in film.

Dates of the 2021 BFI Film Academy Craft Skills course (Screen Education Edinburgh)
Run by Screen Education Edinburgh
Location Online
Screenwriting induction 6 Feb 2021
Specialist course dates 13 Feb to 20 Mar 2021
Application deadline 15 Jan 2021

How to apply

Applications for this course are now open. For information on course eligibility please see How to apply for BFI Film Academy Craft Skills courses.

To make an application visit the Screen Education Edinburgh website.

Course fees

We welcome applications from all talented young filmmakers. Fees range from zero to £50 for the Craft Skills course delivered by Screen Education Edinburgh.

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 further details please see How to apply for BFI Film Academy Craft Skills courses.

Craft Skills delivered by NFTS

Applications for this course are now closed and all dates remain to be confirmed. Once courses re-open, we will announce via our social media channels, website or newsletter for any updates.

For more details, see How to apply for BFI Film Academy Craft Skills courses.

Previous dates of the 2020 BFI Film Academy Craft Skills course (NFTS)
Run by NFTS
Introductory weekend dates (screenwriters)  Sat 7 to Sun 8 Dec 2019
Introductory weekend dates (all other crafts) Sat 7 to Sun 8 Mar 2020
Main residential dates Mon 6 to Fri 17 Apr 2020
Number of places 77