BFI Film Academy
16-19yrs? Got something to say?
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Use video to say it loud and get your voice heard with BFI Film Academy
Applications for the 2020 BFI Film Academy are now open! Apply before Friday 9th October to be involved.
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Please note: you must be 16-19yrs to apply.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, BFI will be a little different this year. Apart from 2 on-location filming days, the entire academy will be accessible online. This is a great chance to meet like-minded young creatives, get first-hand experience with filmmaking and attend masterclasses with professionals in the industry.
BFI Film 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!
Get hands-on filmmaking and video experience
Learn how to amplify your voice with video
Develop practical useful knowledge and skills
Work with industry professionals
Earn a filmmaking qualification
No previous experience necessary
Get access to events like BAFTA Career Talks
Explore your creativity in a supportive + dynamic environment
Travel bursaries available
The BFI Academy will take place from October 2020 and culminate for a screening at Borderlines Film Festival 2021, date TBC
Download a draft schedule of the BFI Academy here, showing key dates, times and events
In the light of the current COVID-19 climate, we will be running a new programme of activity, utilizing a full programme of online workshops. Apart from 2 on-location filming days, the entire course will be available and accessible online.
In order to keep our participants as safe as possible and to make sure everyone who would like to take part can, we urge you to let us know if you have any access needs by emailing DanS@ruralmedia.co.uk
As always, if you have any safety concerns or are finding it difficult to submit your application via the form above, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we will discuss a different way for you to apply to BFI Film Academy.