Celebrating the work of the BFI Film Academy Participants.

The BFI Film Academy Oban was a huge success! We worked with 15 fantastic young people age 16-19 yrs.

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.

Watch a taster of the work here…

BFI Film Academy participants are putting on a public screening event Oban Phoenix Cinema.

This gives them experience in a wide range of event management skills as well as learning animation and film making skills.

They have designed a poster, written a press release, liaised with the venue, organised hospitality and much more!

We invite you down to Oban Phoenix cinema on the 24th of November 2019 to watch our animated films which we have been working hard on since the 12-18th of October 2019 and would love nothing more than for you to come down and support us by watching them on the big screen.

Interested in animation?

Want to make a film? 

BFI Film Academy is for you! 

In this course participants will explore and experiment with a range of animation and film making techniques.

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

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

Would you like to work in the film industry?

The course will give you the chance to work alongside 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 intensive week long course is for 16 – 19 year olds. We encourage all young people interested in this opportunity to apply – there are bursaries available!

Course Schedule /

Saturday 12th – Friday 18th October (inclusive)

9.00am – 4.00pm daily

Oban High School

Film Exhibition Event 

24th November

Oban Pheonix Cinema 

Arts Award 

19th October – 13th December 

Online portfolio support, via email and skype meetings

Once you have completed the Network course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks. You will also have the opportunity to complete a qualification on the course.

Any questions? please get in touch

Bursaries are available from BFI to Students who require financial assistance to participate in the Film Academy course. It is not an incentive for participation, but targeted support for people who would struggle with the financial costs of participating in the programme (travel / accommodation / childcare). Evidence may be required, please see the bursary guidance for more information