BFI Film Academy is an online course for 16 – 19 year olds that gives young people the opportunity to explore and experiment with a range of animation and film making techniques, working together to watch, experiment, create and learn more about animation and film in a variety of forms. 

This intensive programme includes hands-on filmmaking workshops where participants will be given the tools needed to develop an idea from rough sketch to big screen.

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

Would you like to work in the film industry? 

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

Arts Award 

All participants will be given online support to help them achieve an Arts Award qualification.

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

Course costs £25. To apply please fill in the application form, or get in touch to discuss alternative applications (e.g. video, audio). Bursaries are available to participants who require financial assistance in order to participate in a Film Academy course, see attached guidance. 

Apply now! (Deadline extended until Monday 4th Oct 12noon)

Last Couple of places remaining

A collaborative film from the 2020 BFI Film Academy:

A taster edit from the 2019 BFI Film Academy:

What our students thought:

Incredible, life-changing, exciting

“Inspirational, educational, fantastic!”

“It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had and it’s great to meet loads of like minded people…”

“My favourite part was working with experts and getting pro advice.”

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.”