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Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? Then the BFI Film Academy — UK Network Programme is for you.

This exciting programme offers a hands-on filmmaking course, aimed at developing your knowledge and skills and encouraging your special interests.

There are 40 different BFI Film Academy courses across the UK, each providing at least 40 hours of industry-standard training through regular weekend classes. These are a combination of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures.

The programme includes masterclasses by key industry figures, and you can receive personalised career advice whilst working towards making a final film as part of a crew. As a graduate of the BFI Film Academy, you will become part of the growing alumni network and have access to year-round events such as BAFTA career surgeries.

Watch some of the superb short films made by previous participants at the BFI Film Academy on YouTube.

"The BFI Film Academy is a fantastic way for young people to gain practical filmmaking skills in a professional environment. We help our students to develop their confidence, focusing on communication and teamwork, as well as creative thinking and problem-solving. We have such a lot of fun on this course, and students make lasting friendships. By gaining hands-on experience working on set, taught by professional filmmakers through practical workshops, our students feel ready to take on some of the exclusive work opportunities, open only to BFI Film Academy alumni. This is such an incredible opportunity to make real lasting connections in the film industry, right across the UK."


The success of the BFI Film Academy Plymouth for young people across the South West has been overwhelming, with 100% of participating students graduating from the programme with their NCFE Level 2 Preparing to Work in the Film Industry qualification. All BFI graduates gain access to a national network of support, designed to help them work towards, and transition into, roles within the film industry.

Sound good? At a course cost of just £25, we think so too!

Find out more about BFI Film Academy.


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