Craft Skills delivered by NFTS

Run by the National Film and Television School, this residential course allows each participant to specialise in a particular craft and, in groups of 11, make a short film on industry standard equipment under the tuition of top industry professionals. For the first time, in 2020 one film will be shot in 360 VR.

The films are premiered at the BFI Southbank during a special graduation showcase on the final day.

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
Contact bfifilmacademy@nfts.co.uk

How to apply

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.

Course fees

We welcome applications from all talented young filmmakers. Fees range from zero to £410 for the Craft Skills residential course run by NFTS, which includes accommodation and food.

Please don’t let the cost of the residential courses deter you from applying. If a young person is offered a place on a BFI Film Academy course and can’t afford the course fees 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

This course is an 8-day intensive film course for 16 to 19-year-olds who are passionate about film and want to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry. You will gain hands-on experience with equipment, hear from industry professionals and be an integral part of making a short film.

Dates of the 2020 BFI Film Academy Craft Skills course (Screen Education Edinburgh)
Run by Screen Education Edinburgh
Location Edinburgh
Main residential dates Summer 2020

How to apply

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

Course fees

We welcome applications from all talented young filmmakers. Fees range from zero to £210 for the Craft Skills residential course run by Screen Education Edinburgh, which includes accommodation and food.

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.