16 September 2013

The BFI Film Academy at FACT will give talented 16-19 year olds with a passion for film, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to be part of the UK's future film industry. 

The Academy will give you the opportunity to work with a professional filmmaker to produce your very own short film. There will be specialist master-classes in script writing and distribution, networking events and the opportunity to curate a special series of films to be screened to the public at FACT.

The BFI Film Academy offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round.

The course starts on 19 October and will take place over 8 weeks on either a Saturday or Sunday. It is free to take part and open to anyone and everyone aged 16 – 19 with a passion or film.

How to apply
To apply please download the application on the right hand side of this page and return it to Louise Latter by email or post by 5pm on Monday 30 September. 

The BFI Film Academy forms a key part of the BFI’s ambitious plans to revolutionise film education for 5-19 year olds, a core aim of the BFI’s Film Foreverfive year plan to support the future success of UK film. Film Academy funding partners include the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland. Strategic partners include BAFTA, Pinewood Studios and Creative Skillset, helping to ensure the Academy is a gold standard film industry-focused educational programme.