BFI Film Academy


Youth & Education

Do you want to be part of the next generation of British filmmakers? Here’s your chance. Rural Media is running its fourth BFI Film Academy for young aspiring filmmakers aged 16-19. 

The next course begins in October Half Term 2016, continuing until March 2017. For more information on dates, please download the application pack from the website.

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 from previous academies here 2014  2015  2016

For more information please contact Julie on  or 01432 344039.