The BFI Film Academy Specialist course is a month-long programme taking place both online and with in person sessions at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield. 16 to 19-year-olds from across the UK get to learn about film programming, marketing and distribution and eventually put on their own film festival at the Showroom Cinema.

We offer a generous bursary scheme to cover any costs that will enable you to take part. You will be mentored throughout your time at the residential, and will get the chance to meet various industry professionals on a daily basis who can give you tips on how to kick-start your career in film.

The course will be delivered online with a final residential weekend.

We will provide updates throughout the application process should Government COVID-19 guidelines change. In the event that we move the course to in-person teaching, COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to, and we will continually assess the safest and most appropriate way of conducting the course.

Course details

Dates and location of the 2022 BFI Film Academy Specialist course: film programming and audience development
Delivered by Showroom Sheffield
Location To be confirmed
Course dates Summer 2022
Number of places 40
Application deadline To be confirmed

How to apply

Applications for this course are now closed.

For information on course eligibility, how to apply, and costs, please see How to apply to BFI Film Academy Specialist courses.