BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for young people, anywhere in the UK to get to know more about film and how you could you make a career in the film industry – no experience necessary.
*BFI Film Academy courses are available to young people from anywhere across the UK, this range of accessible courses offer everything from testing the water through to those wanted to hone their skills.
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About BFI Film Academy courses
As a student of a BFI Film Academy course, you will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. You will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills. You’ll be able to explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.
What’s more, you could also apply for one of our two intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.
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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 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, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland. To be eligible applicants must not currently be at university or enrolled at university when the course starts and be able to commit to the duration of the course.
Submit your film to the BFI Future Film Festival 2021. We’re accepting shorts 10 mins or less from young filmmakers aged 16-25.