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Applications open for BFI Film Academy for 16 - 19 Year Olds

BFI Film Academy

Are you 16-19 and passionate about film and perhaps looking for a career in the film industry?

If so, a BFI Film Academy short course is for you. No experience necessary. BFI Academy short course will be taking place again from 23rd October- 12th February 2022 . The BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for young people, anywhere in the UK to get to know more about film and how you could make a career in the film industry.

As a student of a BFI Film Academy course, you will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. You will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills. 

You will work towards a Silver Arts Award as part of your BFI Film Academy accreditation. Click here for more information about the Silver Arts Award.

Once you are a BFI Film Academy Alumni you will have access to exclusive opportunities, advice, and professional development.

There are no qualification requirements just a simple application form and we can offer support if you have educational or disability needs. 

Our last BFI Film Academy short Film Course was oversubscribed so apply now to avoid missing out. 

Fill out an online application at

Applications close on Saturday 9th October 2021 at 5pm

Course fee: £25

If you are unable to pay the full course fee, do not let this discourage you from applying. Contact us at, as costs may be waived. Bursaries for travel and childcare are also available. 

If you are studying at University, unfortunately you are not able to apply. Students on Further Education courses or Sixth Form are eligible.

For further information about the BFI Film Academy please contact