Interested in animation?

Want to make a films?

BFI Film Academy is for you!

In BFI Film Academy participants explore and experiment with a range of animation and film making techniques.

Participants are given the tools needed to develop an idea from rough sketch to the big screen.

There are opportunities to develop your own ideas and work with others to create new work.

Would you like to work in the film industry?

The BFI Film Academies give you the chance to work online with professional animators and film makers and learn the skills that could kick start your career.

Skills covered include script writing / model making / animation / video editing / lighting for camera / sound design.

This course is for 16 – 19 year olds, due to COVID19 the 2020 course was delivered online.

Arts Award 

All participants develop an online support, via email and skype meetings to help them achieve an Arts Award.

BFI Film Academy participants become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks.


2019 BFI Film Academy @ Oban was a huge success!

We worked with 15 fantastic young people age 16-19 yrs.

Incredible, life-changing, exciting

I used my Arts Award Portfolio in my application for Television Studies NQ at Glasgow Clyde, you’ll be pleased to hear that I’ve received an unconditional offer for the course that I will definitely be accepting.” 

The intensive week was a great opportunity for them to learn animation and film making skills, work alongside industry professionals and find out about pathways to working in the film industry.