Apply for the HOME BFI Film Academy 2018

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?

We are looking for 18 of the region’s most promising young filmmakers and film fans aged 16-19 to take part in our BFI Film Academy 2018. This intensive two-month project is free to take part in and will cover everything from practical filmmaking to film theory, programming, distribution and certification.

Participants will learn from industry professionals and will be given opportunities to attend special events here at HOME throughout the project.

The Academy will cover:

  • 6 sessions on the history of film and the development of British and world cinema
  • 2 sessions on film programming, promotion and certification
  • 10 days of practical filmmaking (a short fiction film will be made)
  • Participants will be encouraged to undertake a Silver Arts Award as part of the course

To apply for this opportunity, you should:

  • Have a passion or talent for filmmaking
  • Be aged 16-19
  • Be free on Wed evenings and Sat days from Wed 3 Oct- Sat 1 Dec (excluding Wed 24 Oct, Sat 20 Oct and Sat 27 Oct)
  • Be free for up to 2 days during the October half term (week of 22 October), including the Monday which is compulsory
  • Fill in the online application form here and submit it by 17:00 on Mon 24 September 2018.

Please note, this course is not open to those studying at university.

The HOME BFI Film Academy is free for participants to attend and travel to and from workshops will be reimbursed.
 We have a fantastic track record of delivering award winning BFI Film Academy projects so don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop your TV or filmmaking career!

View last year’s film here.

If you have any questions or if you are unable to fill out the application form, please contact us at or on 0161 212 3453

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