BFI Film Academy – Craft Skills courses

Delivered by NFTS and Screen Education Edinburgh, these two intensive, residential courses allow participants to focus on a specific craft skill – producing, production design, directing, cinematography, sound, editing and scriptwriting.

BFI Film Academy Craft Skills Course  – delivered by NFTS

Each participant will 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 of the films will be a 360 VR film.

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

Delivered by: The National Film and Television School
Introductory weekend (Screenwriters): Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 December 2019
Introductory weekend (all other crafts): Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March 2020
Main residential: Monday 6 – Friday 17 April 2020
Number of places: 77

Applications are now closed.

For more details please visit nfts.co.uk/bfi-film-academy or email bfifilmacademy@nfts.co.uk

Course fees

We welcome applications from talented young filmmakers from all backgrounds. The Course Fee ranges from £0 to £410 for the Craft Skills residential course delivered by NFTS, which includes your accommodation and food for the duration of the residential.

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.

 

BFI Film Academy Craft Skills Course – delivered by Screen Education Edinburgh

The BFI Film Academy courses provide opportunities for talented and committed young people between the ages of 16-19 to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry, no matter where they live or what their background.

We are looking for 16-19 year olds who are passionate about film who would revel in an eight-day intensive film course. You will gain hands on experience with equipment, hear from industry professionals and be an integral part of making a short film.

Course dates: Summer 2020

Applications will open in 2020 

Please see the Screen Education Edinburgh website for further details and how to apply.

Course fees

We welcome applications from talented young filmmakers from all backgrounds. The course fees range from £0 to £210 for the Craft Skills residential course: Scotland, which includes your accommodation and food for the duration of the course.

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 more information please download the FAQ below or email filmacademy@bfi.org.uk

Eligibility

In order to apply for any BFI Film Academy course, you must:

  • be aged 16-19 years old on the first day of the course.
  • not be attending university at the time of the course.
  • have a passion or talent for filmmaking and an ambition to work in the film industry.
  • be able to commit to the duration of the course.
  • If you have already attended a BFI Film Academy Network course, you are still eligible to apply. Unfortunately if you have previously attended a BFI Film Academy residential course, you are not able to apply.

 

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