BFI Film Academy

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Do you want a career in the film industry? We are looking for 16-19 year olds who can demonstrate a passion for film-making and who want a career in the film industry. You do not need any formal qualifications in media or film.

The British Film Institute is supporting talented young film-makers across the UK. VividEcho and CTVC will deliver two BFI Film Academy Network courses, one in HULL and one in LONDON.

BFI Academy

The LONDON BFI Film Academy course will include:

13 workshops over evenings and weekends from October to December 2017.

Master classes with high level industry experts including executive producers, locations managers, high level marketing and sales experts, script writers, film critics and 3D experts from films such as The King’s Speech, The Guard, Gosford Park and Fast and Furious 7, as well as an OSCAR nominee.

Training and support in producing a short 3D film and a short digital film.

Access to professional film-making equipment.

Completion of the Silver Arts Award.

A screening of your film at a cinema in London where you can bring friends and family

Most of the workshops will take place at CTVC offices: McBeath House 310 Goswell Road London EC1V 7LW

The HULL BFI Film Academy course will include:

14 workshops over evenings and weekends from October – December 2017

Masterclasses and mentoring from a BAFTA winning and OSCAR nominee Chris Hees

Hands on production of an animation and digital short

Completion of the Silver Arts Award

Most of the workshops will take place at Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street Hull , HU1 2AN

Eligibility for both courses:

  1. You must be aged 16-19 on the start date of the course.
  2. You must NOT be at university.
  3. You must have a passion for film.
  4. You must be able to attend all of the workshops
  5. You must commit to completing your Silver Arts Award (if you have not already done so).

 

The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy is £25. But if you will struggle to pay the course fee, don’t be put off as you will be able to indicate this once you are accepted on the course and this fee can be waived. Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs. More information about who can apply for bursaries can be found here.

Please download the BFI Network LONDON application here:

Please download the BFI Network LONDON Schedule 2017:

Please download the BFI Network HULL application form here:

Please download the BFI Network HULL Schedule 2017:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please complete an application form. Please save your form as ” LONDON  or HULL Application_YOURNAME  (for example “HULL Application_SMITH”) and email it to us at bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk.

PLEASE SEND ALL COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO: bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk.

Closing date for all applications for LONDON: Sunday 24th September 2017

Closing date for all applications for HULL : Sunday 1st October 2017

Call us on 0333 012 4265 or email bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk if you have any questions.

 

Please note, due to the busy schedules of some of our industry speakers dates or names may change. Participants will be notified in advance about any changes to the course.