Are you 16-19? Passionate about film?
If so, a BFI Film Academy short course is for you. No experience necessary.
Short courses are delivered at different locations across the UK. Please refer to the 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||The course has now closed for recruitment||14/10/19 — 24/02/20|
|Argyll and Bute||Screen Argyllemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||12/10/19 — 20/01/20|
|Barrow-in-Furness||Signals Film and Mediafirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||12/10/19 — 03/11/19|
|Belfast||Cinemagicemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||20/09/19 — 25/01/20|
|Belfast, Derry & Amargh||The Nerve Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||26/09/19 — 14/02/20|
|Birmingham||The Companyemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||13/10/19 — 17/11/19|
|Bournemouth||White Lanternfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||17/11/19 — 16/02/20|
|Bradford||Reel Solutionsemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||23/10/19 — 09/11/19|
|Bristol||Watershedfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||30/11/19 — 04/04/20|
|Bristol||Bristol Old Vic Theatre Schoolemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||30/11/19 — 18/03/20|
|Cambridge||104 projects CICfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||21/10/19 — 25/10/19|
|Cardiff & Swansea||Ffreshemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||21/10/19 — 01/11/19|
|Chester||Reel Solutionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||12/10/19 — 30/11/19|
|Colchester||Signals Essexemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||12/10/19 — 07/12/19|
|Conwy||TAPEfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||14/12/19 — 01/02/20|
|Crook, County Durham||Jack Drum Artsemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||05/10/19 — 25/01/20|
|Edinburgh||Screen Education Edinburghfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||19/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|Glasgow||GMACemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||28/09/19 — 18/01/20|
|Hereford||Rural Media Productionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||09/10/19 — 06/03/20|
|Hull||CTVCemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||13/10/19 — 07/12/19|
|Ipswich & Norwich||Creative Nationfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||18/01/20 — 02/02/20|
|Kent||Screen Southemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||12/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|Leeds||Leeds Young Filmfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||05/10/19 — 18/12/19|
|Lincoln||Paradigm Artsemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||12/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|London||British Film Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||18/09/19 — 07/12/19|
|London||CTVCemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||13/10/19 — 07/12/19|
|London, Barking||Young Film Academyfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||22/10/19 — 01/12/19|
|London, Fulham||London Film Academyemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||05/10/19 — 19/01/20|
|London, Hackney||Mouth That Roarsfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||09/12/19 — 09/02/20|
|London, Islington||The Film and Video Workshopemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||28/09/19 — 26/10/19|
|London, Shoreditch||Eastside Educational Trustfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||19/10/19 — 15/02/20|
|Manchester||HOMEemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||09/10/19 — 09/12/19|
|Newcastle Upon Tyne||Beacon Filmsfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||01/12/19 — 20/02/20|
|Newcastle Upon Tyne||Tyneside Cinemaemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||14/09/19 — 07/12/19|
|Nottingham||Broadwayfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||24/10/19 — 01/02/20|
|Oxford||Film Oxfordemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||19/10/19 — 10/11/19|
|Pinewood & Shepperton||Resource Productionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||28/10/19 — 08/02/20|
|Plymouth||Plymouth College of Artemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||05/10/19 — 21/01/20|
|Sheffield||Showroom Workstationfirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||06/11/19 — 25/01/20|
|Wem, Shropshire||MediaActiveemail@example.com||The course has now closed for recruitment||12/10/19 — 26/11/19|
|Yeovil||Somerset Film and Videofirstname.lastname@example.org||The course has now closed for recruitment||11/01/20 — 08/02/20|
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 short courses aim 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 courses offer 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.
BFI Film Academy courses are supported by the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Screen Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen.