Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?
If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.
Courses are delivered at different locations across the UK. Please refer to table below for course providers in your area, how and when to apply and when each course is running. It’s recommended that you find a course as close to where you live as possible.
For details about the courses including eligibility criteria please see our BFI Film Academy FAQ page.
|Location||Organisation / application link||Enquiries||Application closing date||Course dates (course start / finish)|
|Aberdeen||Station House Media Unitfirstname.lastname@example.org||13/09/19||14/10/19 — 24/02/20|
|Barrow-in-Furness||Signals Film and Mediaemail@example.com||27/09/19||12/10/19 — 03/11/19|
|Belfast||Cinemagicfirstname.lastname@example.org||31/08/19||20/09/19 — 25/01/20|
|Belfast, Derry & Amargh||The Nerve Centreemail@example.com||20/09/19||26/09/19 — 14/02/20|
|Birmingham||The Companyfirstname.lastname@example.org||23/09/19||13/10/19 — 17/11/19|
|Bournemouth||White Lanternemail@example.com||15/10/19||17/11/19 — 16/02/20|
|Bradford||Reel Solutionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||14/10/19||23/10/19 — 09/11/19|
|Bristol||Watershedemail@example.com||04/11/19||30/11/19 — 04/04/20|
|Bristol||Bristol Old Vic Theatre Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org||04/11/19||30/11/19 — 18/03/20|
|Cardiff & Swansea||Ffreshemail@example.com||30/09/19||21/10/19 — 01/11/19|
|Chester||Reel Solutionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||30/09/19||12/10/19 — 30/11/19|
|Crook, County Durham||Jack Drum Artsemail@example.com||23/09/19||05/10/19 — 25/01/20|
|Edinburgh||Screen Education Edinburghfirstname.lastname@example.org||30/09/19||19/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|Glasgow||GMACemail@example.com||26/08/19||28/09/19 — 18/01/20|
|Hereford||Rural Media Productionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||25/09/19||09/10/19 — 06/03/20|
|Hull||CTVCemail@example.com||29/09/19||13/10/19 — 07/12/19|
|Ipswich & Norwich||Creative Nationfirstname.lastname@example.org||04/10/19||19/10/19 — 25/10/19|
|Kent||Screen Southemail@example.com||26/09/19||12/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|Leeds||Leeds Young Filmfirstname.lastname@example.org||27/09/19||05/10/19 — 18/12/19|
|Lincoln||Paradigm Artsemail@example.com||27/9/19||12/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|London||British Film Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org||06/09/19||18/09/19 — 07/12/19|
|London||CTVCemail@example.com||29/09/19||13/10/19 — 07/12/19|
|London, Barking||Young Film Academyfirstname.lastname@example.org||11/10/19||22/10/19 — 01/12/19|
|London, Fulham||London Film Academyemail@example.com||20/09/19||05/10/19 — 19/01/20|
|London, Hackney||Mouth That Roarsfirstname.lastname@example.org||11/11/19||09/12/19 — 09/02/20|
|London, Islington||The Film and Video Workshopemail@example.com||19/09/19||28/09/19 — 26/10/19|
|London, Shoreditch||Eastside Educational Trustfirstname.lastname@example.org||27/09/19||19/10/19 — 15/02/20|
|Manchester||HOMEemail@example.com||30/09/19||09/10/19 — 09/12/19|
|Newcastle Upon Tyne||Beacon Filmsfirstname.lastname@example.org||07/11/19||01/12/19 — 20/02/20|
|Newcastle Upon Tyne||Tyneside Cinemaemail@example.com||01/09/19||14/09/19 — 07/12/19|
|Nottingham||Broadwayfirstname.lastname@example.org||06/10/19||24/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|Oxford||Film Oxfordemail@example.com||01/10/19||19/10/19 — 10/11/19|
|Pinewood & Shepperton||Resource Productionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||29/09/19||28/10/19 — 08/02/20|
|Plymouth||Plymouth College of Artemail@example.com||20/09/19||05/10/19 — 21/01/20|
|Sheffield||Showroom Workstationfirstname.lastname@example.org||22/10/19||06/11/19 — 25/01/20|
|Wem, Shropshire||MediaActiveemail@example.com||27/09/19||12/10/19 — 26/11/19|
|Yeovil||Somerset Film and Videofirstname.lastname@example.org||04/10/19||19/10/19 — 01/11/19|
Courses cost £25. If you are unable to pay the full course fee, don’t let this discourage you from applying as costs may be waived. Bursaries for travel and childcare are also available if you require assistance with these costs.
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The BFI Film Academy aims to help train and inspire the next generation of UK filmmakers, supporting talented and committed young people aged 16-19 to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality.
The BFI Film Academy offers training for every film industry role, from writing to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round.
The BFI Film Academy contributes to a core aim of the BFI’s 2022 strategy which aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to build a lifelong relationship with film; to create a clear progression paths for talented young people and to ensure that film is celebrated and explored in formal education.
The BFI Film Academy is supported by the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Screen Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen.