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BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers

BFI_FILM ACADEMY_UKNETWORK_LOGO_POSAre you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?
If so, the BFI Film Academy, run by Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge on behalf of the BFI, is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry. Find out more here and download your application form.

Academy dates: Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October

As a student of the Film Academy:

• You will get hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills.

• You can explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment

• You will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field.

• You will watch a range of cinema from British Independent to specialised films

• You will work on teams towards a  practical film-based project, either individually or as part of a team

Once you have completed the Network course, you will become part 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

The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy is £25. But if you will struggle to pay the course fee, don’t be put off as you will be able to indicate this once you are accepted on the course and this fee can be waived.

Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs. More information about who can apply for bursaries can be found here

Take a look at some of the great short films made by previous participants at the BFI Film Academy on YouTube: YouTube BFI Film Academy previous films

What’s more, you could also apply for one of our six intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.

Find out how you can use film to achieve an Arts Award: Arts award

Download your application form here:


The closing date for the Cambridge Academy is 30th September 2016. Please email your form to