BFI Film Academy for 16 - 19 year olds returns October 2022


15 September 2022

BFI Film Academy for 16 – 19 year olds returns October 2022

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 Friday 7th October. Friday 7th October will be a welcoming session 5pm-7pm. Then sessions run every Saturday 10am-4:30pm through to 4 February excluding the Christmas Holidays.. The BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for young people to know more about film and how they 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.

Click the link below to our online application

We will be offering places to suitable participants on a first come first served basis so apply now to avoid missing out.

Applications close on Saturday 24th September 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

Meet your course leader

Christopher Bevan is an award-winning and Royal Television Society Midlands nominated filmmaker who has worked on a wide range of films including both fiction and documentary shorts, artist films, music promos and commercials. He has gained a wealth of experience as a director and producer over fifteen years of independent film making across the UK, with his short films being screened at film festivals both here and abroad. He is also a member of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2021 and creative director of Derby-based film production company YSP Media.

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