BFI Film Clubs

High-quality learning about film and filmmaking for 12 to 15-year-olds.

BFI Film Clubs for 12 to 15-year-olds

BFI Film Clubs aim to introduce young people to new ways of thinking about film. They give young people who might feel film isn’t for them the chance to learn, talk about, make and share film through a combination of online and, where possible, face-to-face experiences.

In this pilot year, clubs will be delivered in spring and summer in locations across England. Club locations and information on how to apply can be found below.

BFI Film Clubs by location
LocationOrganisation / application linkEnquiriesClub dates
6 April to 19 June 2021
Applications now closed
1 May to 26 June 2021
Fenland and East Cambridgeshire
Spring 2021
22 May to 12 June 2021
Minehead (West Somerset)
1 to 5 June and 12 June 2021

26 to 29 July and 7 August 2021
29 May to 4 June 2021
Summer 2021

In addition to the above clubs, we are pleased to be partnering with the Creative Media Skills Institute to deliver film clubs in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) in Bradford, Derby, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham and Stoke-on-Trent and in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire with partner Flipvanmoon.

In 2021 the BFI Film Clubs will be delivered in line with government guidelines on social distancing. Your course provider will provide you with specific guidance, which may mean that some delivery is face to face and some online. Please contact your chosen course directly if you wish to discuss any support or equipment needs.

BFI Film Clubs are supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery.

Eligibility for BFI Film Clubs

In order to apply you must:

  • be aged 12 to 15 years old
  • have an interest in film

The clubs are open to young people from specific areas of England only. No experience necessary. Please check the Film Club course pages for full details.

Course accessibility

The BFI encourages young people from all backgrounds and abilities to apply. Please email or your local provider to discuss any learning support or access requirements that you may have.


Some clubs charge a small fee, but bursaries are always available, so please don’t let it discourage you from applying.

How to apply

Each club has its own application process, and you will need to apply directly to the organisation running it. Please visit the relevant organisation links in the table for further information.

The starting date for each course varies and there are different deadlines for applications. Please ensure that you can attend all the dates for your chosen course before applying.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email