At BFI Southbank we deliver one of 45 nationwide BFI Film Academy Short Courses.
Our intensive programme includes hands-on filmmaking workshops, technical training, masterclasses with filmmakers, plus access to screenings at the BFI London Film Festival and regular BFI Film Academy talks and events.
Our participants will produce short films inspired by a current BFI season. Past seasons have included Gothic, Sci-Fi, Experimental film, Comedy Genius and Redefining Rebellion.
Participants are actively involved in the exhibition and distribution of their work and have the opportunity to gain NCFE Preparing to Work in the Film Industry accreditation.
Who can apply
We invite applications from anyone who:
- lives in Greater London
- is aged 16 to 19
- has a passion for cinema and filmmaking
We do not accept applications from anyone who has previously attended a BFI Film Academy course or is currently at university.
Applications for our 2022 course have now closed. Details about how to apply for our next course will appear on this page on 1 August 2023.