Craft Skills delivered by the NFTS

During this specialist course, you will choose a filmmaking specialism such as screenwriting, cinematography, production design, sound, directing or editing. You will then:

  • take part in technical workshops to learn about your specific craft area and develop your skills
  • take part in masterclasses and view the UK’s best short films
  • receive key advice from award-winning film industry experts
  • work with professional actors and use industry-standard equipment to make a short film
  • showcase your short film at BFI Southbank

Open now open.

Dates of the 2022 BFI Film Academy Craft Skills course (NFTS)
Run by NFTS
Introductory weekend dates (screenwriters)  4 December 2021
Introductory weekend dates (all other crafts) 12 to 13 March 2022
Main residential dates 3 to 14 April 2022
Closing date (screenwriters)  7 November 2021
Closing date (all other crafts) 16 January 2022
Number of places 66
Contact bfifilmacademy@nfts.co.uk

How to apply

Course fees

We welcome applications from all talented young filmmakers. Fees range from zero to £420 for the Craft Skills course delivered by the NFTS.

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 Screen Education Edinburgh

Dates of the 2022 BFI Film Academy Craft Skills course (Screen Education Edinburgh)
Run by Screen Education Edinburgh
Location  To be confirmed
Specialist course dates To be confirmed
Application deadline To be confirmed
Contact admin@screen-ed.org

How to apply

Applications for this course are now closed and will open in summer 2022.

For information on course eligibility please see How to apply for BFI Film Academy Craft Skills courses.

For applications visit the Screen Education Edinburgh website.

Course fees

We welcome applications from all talented young filmmakers. Fees are to be confirmed 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.