QUAD’s film course offers a chance for a career in the Film industry


30 August 2022

QUAD’s film course offers a chance for a career in the Film industry

QUAD’s film course offers a chance for a career in the Film industry
BFI Film Academy at QUAD for ages 16-19

A course for young people passionate about film will take place at QUAD, Derby in October. The BFI Film Academy is open to young people aged sixteen to nineteen offering an opportunity to find out more about how to make a career in the film industry.

The BFI Film Academy course is a chance to gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals, including hands-on filmmaking experience to develop practical knowledge and skills. Working as part of the BFI Film Academy accreditation, students will work towards a Silver Arts Award, they will also be offered exclusive opportunities, advice and professional development on completing the course.

The course runs on Saturdays (10am to 4:30pm), from 8th October for 14 weeks, excluding Christmas Holidays. There is a welcoming session 5pm to 7pm on Friday 7th October. There are no qualifications required, and there is support for educational or disability needs. Course fees are £25, and applications close on Saturday 24th September at 5pm, places will be offered o suitable participants on a first come first served basis. Please apply online at:

For further information about the BFI Film Academy please see 

Students on Further Education courses or Sixth Form are eligible to apply for the course, but those studying at university are not able to apply. There are Bursaries available for fees, travel and childcare. To find out more, contact

Notes to Editors:

QUAD is Derby’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar which has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened in September in 2008. QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme specialising in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events, organising Derby Film Festival and FORMAT International Photography Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England.  QUAD is open daily from 10am, please visit: .   For further information please contact Marketing & Audience Development Manager, Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 /

QUAD is a registered charity.