Want to be part of our BFI Film Academy 2016?

Calling all talented filmmakers and passionate film fans aged 16-19!

We’re 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 2016. This intensive 2 month project will cover practical filmmaking, film theory, programming, distribution and certification.

Participants will learn from industry professionals and will be given opportunities to attend special events at HOME throughout the project. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop your TV or filmmaking career!

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:

  • Applications are now closed

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

Our BFI Film Academy is free for participants to attend and travel to and from workshops will be reimbursed.

If you have further questions, please email youngcreatives@homemcr.org

We have a fantastic track record of delivering award winning BFI Film Academy projects. For more information on the previous BFI Film Academies visit the project pages for the BFI Film Academy 4BFI Film Academy 3BFI Film Academy 2  and BFI Film Academy 1


Previous participant quotes:
“This experience was amazing, it quite literally changed my life, I am delighted that I could be a part of such an impressive project!”

“It truly is such an amazing experience to learn and work with others with the same interests, I now have a useful network of skilled crew members I can collaborate with in the future. I would advise anybody even remotely thinking of applying for next year’s academy to take advantage of this opportunity. You would be amazed with the amount of doors this could open for you and there’s nothing to lose in applying!”

“It has prepared me for university, as I have had to work with tight deadlines and with a large group of people. It’s helped me decide that I eventually want to be a freelance cinematographer.”