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Apply Now for the Next BFI Film Academy

Application forms for our next BFI Film Academy, starting in October 2014 are available to download now! All young filmmakers aged 16-19 from Cumbria and Lancashire can apply and those selected will work towards their Silver Arts Award.

We are selected providers and partners for the British Film Institute’s national Film Academy.  The BFI Film Academy is a national scheme that aims to identify, nurture, celebrate and showcase the next generation of British film industry talent and give young people who are passionate about film the opportunity to harness and develop their skills needed to construct a career path in filmmaking. We’ve been delivering the course since January 2013 and we are looking for all types of young filmmakers eager to gain extra training in this area.

Applicants who are successful in applying for the course will learn from top film industry professionals.  We will take you all the way through the process of film making from writing a script to story boarding, special effects to actual film production.  You will gain first hand knowledge of all the aspects of filmmaking and take on a role that best suits your interests and skills in the final production. Read and watch our previous BFI Film Academy courses click here. Last years film created from the academy is currently being entered into film festivals internationally.

DEADLINE for applications is 5pm on Friday 3rd October 2014. Places are limited and competitive. Please note that those shortlisted may be invited to an informal interview. Applications are only open to young people aged 16-19 living in Cumbria and North Lancashire.

To find out more or to apply contact Steph on: or 01229 838592

Please let us know if you need any assistance filling in your application form.



Past BFI FIlm Academy training click here.