This course provides an opportunity for 25 of the UK’s most promising young writers to take part in an intensive training programme to kickstart a career in the film industry. Participants will work throughout with script editors to create their own screenplay that will be performed by professional actors at a final showcase.

How to apply

Applications for this course are now closed and all dates remain to be confirmed. Please check our social media channels, website or newsletter for any updates.

Once courses re-open, for information on course eligibility, how to apply, and costs, please see How to apply to BFI Film Academy Specialist courses.

Previous course details

Dates and location of the 2020 BFI Film Academy Specialist course: screenwriting
Delivered by Tyneside Cinema
Location Newcastle
Introductory weekend dates Sat 18 to Sun 19 Jan 2020
Residential dates Sun 16 to Fri 21 Feb 2020
Number of places 25