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
|9 to 10 December 2023
|Introductory weekend (all other crafts)
|9 to 10 March 2024
|Main residential dates
|31 March to 11 April 2024
|Number of places
|Application deadline (screenwriting)
|5 November 2023
|Application deadline (all other crafts)
|14 January 2024, at 6pm
- Find out more at the NFTS Film Academy website
How to apply
Applications are now closed.
For information on course eligibility please see How to apply for BFI Film Academy Craft Skills courses.
We welcome applications from all talented young filmmakers. Fees range from £0 to £420 for the course.
Please don’t let the cost deter you from applying. If a young person is offered a place on the Film Academy and can’t afford the fee, and other associated costs such as travel, a bursary scheme will help you — if you have the talent we’ll make sure you can attend.
For further details please see How to apply for BFI Film Academy Craft Skills courses.