BFI Film Academy

BFI Film Academy

Duration:
10 weeks (Saturdays only)
Age:
16-19
Cost:
£25*
Venue:
Sydney Russell School, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5QT
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"The BFI Film Academy is one of the most worthwhile experiences I have ever had; not only did I learn an unbelievable amount about film-making, and produce something that I am incredibly proud of, but also have made many useful contacts, and met an entire team of like-minded people to make films with in the future. All this, paired with gaining an arts leadership award, has left me with an unforgettable experience."
Previous BFI Film Academy Student Luisa Charles




2014/15 Applications are now open!

Watch our previous students' films HERE
Young Film Academy is proud to be a partner in the BFI Film Academy Network. Young Film Academy will be running a SHORT FICTION FILMMAKING course of 10 Saturday filmmaking sessions for a maximum of 16 passionate young filmmakers (ages 16-19, Nov 2014 - Jan 2015.) For more information about the course see below.

How To Apply
  1. Download the APPLICATION FORM from the PDF Links box at the bottom of this page
  2. 
Complete the application form as a Microsoft Word document (.doc) 

  3. Download the EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MONITORING form from the PDF links box at the bottom of this page and complete it.

  4. Send an email to olivia@youngfilmacademy.co.uk with the subject heading: “YFA BFI FILM ACADEMY APPLICATION”

  5. Ensure the following are attached to the email in PDF or .doc format:

  6. Your completed APPLICATION FORM

  7. Your completed EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MONITORING form

  8. When your email application has been received, you will receive an email response from us to confirm that we’ve received your application. 

  9. DO NOT CALL VIA TELEPHONE TO REQUEST CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. CONFIRMATION WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL ONLY.

Course Details

Ages: 16-19
 (You must be 16 or over on Novermber 1st 2014)
Course Venue: Sydney Russell School, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5QT
Course Dates: 10 Saturdays (10am-5pm)
Novermber 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 2014
December 6th &13th 2014
January 10th, 17th & 24th 2015
Course Fee: £25*
NOTE: This course is subsidized by the Department of Education.

Bursaries are available, see details below

*Bursaries for this course are available for more information contact olivia@youngfilmacademy.co.uk


Course Outline


The BFI Film Academy is a new UK initiative providing opportunities and training for talented and committed young people from all backgrounds (aged 16-19) to develop new skills and build a career within the film industry. Led by industry experts, BFI Film Academy courses will cover every area of the film industry, enabling young people to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality.

Young Film Academy are offering a practical course in short fiction filmmaking, in which participants work in teams to create films for a showcase cinema screening for the public. 
Run by film industry professionals, participants will benefit from their tutor's guidance and inside knowledge of how to break into the industry. The course contains workshops and masterclasses from some of the UK’s top film production companies (including screenwriting, producing and film marketing).

The course concludes with a showcase screening, organised and marketed by the participants, who will create their own distribution strategy for their film. Participants will have the chance to gain Arts Award Silver.

 The most committed participants may be recommended by Young Film Academy to attend the BFI Residential Talent Campus in 2015, which will further develop their skills and signpost further education and training opportunities, and future employment within the film industry.




Young film Academy is one of the delivery partners within the London area. The other partners are:

Eastside Educational Trust 
Our BFI Film Academy runs 19 October – 7 December and gives participants the opportunity to create short narrative films & documentaries under the guidance of industry professionals including sound, lighting and editing masterclasses.  Deadline 12 October.  Further details & application form

Mouth That Roars
Our Film Academy runs over six weeks from 11th January. Participants will get hands on training in drama and documentary film making and specialist guidance from film industry mentors. Deadline: Saturday 23rd November 2013. Contact: 020 7729 2323 or email: mouththatroars@btconnect.com.

Barbican Centre Trust
Looking for the next generation of filmmaking talent. The course will run from October half term 2014 to February 2015. Apply Here


CTVC and VividEcho 
The course offers training and facilitation in 3D film-making and master classes with high level industry experts including the executive producers of The King’s Speech and Gosford Park. Deadline September 21st Apply here


BFI
Between October 2014 and February 2015 the BFI Future Film Academy is offering aspiring young filmmakers the chance to produce a short film on the theme of Gothic Horror to coincide with the forthcoming BFI Gothic Season. Deadline for applications is 5pm Monday the 23rd of September. Apply here


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