BFI Film Academy


Youth & Education

Rural Media runs a BFI Film Academy for young aspiring filmmakers aged 16-19, the academy runs between Oct and March and applications usually open in July. Watch this space for further details.  



The Academy offers a series of workshops and masterclasses from industry professionals. From scriptwriting to producing, directing to editing, you'll gain all the skills you need to develop as a filmmaker and by the end of the course you'll have made your own short film!

  • You will get hands on filmmaking experience which will help you develop practical knowledge and skills
  • You can explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment
  • You will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals
  • You will watch a range of cinema from British Independent to specialised films
  • Once you have completed the course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks

There's also the opportunity to gain a qualification in Preparing to Work in The Film Industry (, to help you take that next step in your career.


Watch the short films made by participants of previous academies here 

Any questions and for further information please contact  or 01432 344039


Where does the academy take place? 

Mainly here at our studios in central Hereford apart from any film shoot locations. 

How much does it cost? 

The cost of the course is £25.00 (bursaries and travel expenses may be available depending on individual circumstances) 

Will it effect my college timetable? 

No, the course takes places outside of normal education hours


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