BFI Film Academy

BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers

We are delivering the BFI Film Academy Network in London and Hull.

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Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? 

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

 As a student of the Film Academy:

  • You will get hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to 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 who are respected practitioners in their field.
  • You will watch a range of cinema from British Independent to specialised films
  • You will work on teams towards a  practical film-based project
  • Once you have completed the Network course, you will become part the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks. You will also have the opportunity  to complete an Arts Award qualification on the course

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

 Take a look at some of the great short films made by previous participants at the BFI Film Academy on our YouTube Playlist

 What’s more, you could also apply for one of our six intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.

On completion of the course you will receive a Silver Arts Award Qualification

LONDON COURSE

Our London course takes place between 10th October 2015 and 28th November 2015 and includes:

  • 3D Training and production of a 3D short
  • Digital film-making and production of a short film
  • Masterclass with Paul Brett, Executive Producer of The Kings Speech
  • Masterclass with BAFTA winning and OSCAR nominated Producer Chris Hees
  • Masterclass with Peter Gray, Location Scout/Manager for Guardians of the Galaxy and Fast and Furious 6
  • Masterclass with Hannah Leader, Executive Producer of Gosford Park
  • 3D training with Jacquie Pepall, Writer, Director and Producer
  • Trips including a visit to the Telegraph Media and Q&A with Denise Parkinson, Global and UK Entertainment Director
  • Cinema Screening event featuring all films produced on the course

Please download the full schedule and application form here:

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BFI Film Academy Schedule_LONDON 2015

HULL COURSE

Our Hull course takes place between 17th October 2015 and 30th November 2015 and includes:

  • Animation Training and production of a short 10 second animation with BAFTA winning MEW FILMS
  • Digital film-making and production of a short film
  • Masterclass and weekly mentoring from BAFTA winning and OSCAR nominated Producer Chris Hees
  • Masterclass with Mark Herman, Writer/Director of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Masterclass with OSCAR winner Chris Benstead, Music Editor and Sound Re-recording Mixer for Gravity
  • Rank Family Q&A
  • Opportunity to attend Hull Film Festival
  • Screening event featuring all films produced on the course

Please download the full schedule and application form here:

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BFI Film Academy Schedule_HULL 2015

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process for both our London and Hull courses open on August 17th.

PLEASE SEND ALL COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk. Please state in the subject field of your application whether you are applying to our LONDON BFI ACADEMY or our HULL BFI ACADEMY

Closing date for all applications: Monday 21st September 9am

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 in the course that may take place.