BFI Film Academy residential: documentary filmmaking

Learn how to make a documentary film.

Applications for the BFI Film Academy – Documentary specialist residential programme are now closed.

The BFI Film Academy provides 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.

An intensive programme of practical workshops in documentary filmmaking as well as trips, masterclasses and Q&As with Oscar and BAFTA award-winning documentary producers and directors. At the end of the course participants will produce a documentary film that will be screened at a cinema in London.

Delivered by: CTVC
Location: London
Introductory weekend: Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 January 2020
Residential: Sunday 16 – Saturday 22 February 2020
Number of places: 40
Application deadline: 5pm Monday 2 December 2019

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