Get involved in our new programme for 16 to 25 year old film lovers

Calling all 16-25 years old Northern film lovers, wannabe critics, programmers, creatives and filmmakers! 

Fancy breaking into film? Want the lowdown on how the business of film really works?

Then Join BFI Film Academy North, a programme for 16 to 25 year olds living in the North of England, and enjoy a mix of Virtual LABS, opportunities to develop your career and DIY Micro Film Challenges.

Get inspired and informed at our virtual Labs, where we follow the lifecycle of a film, from financing your first short, to programming cinemas and creating a buzz that will get you and your films noticed.

Be part of our Northern SCENE. Dare to CREATE through our DIY film challenges. Connect to other film creatives across the North and get top tips and feedback from industry. Win a 1-2-1 pitch session with BFI & Film 4 talent execs who can give you notes and develop your pitch.

Develop your career, if you just want to get on set, inside an indie or a film festival,  then sign up to be the first to hear about our shadowing scheme.

When   From Oct 2021- Mar 2022

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Led in partnership by HOME, Manchester and Showroom Cinema, Sheffield working with a wide-ranging group of exhibitors and filmmakers throughout the region.

This activity is part of the UK-wide BFI Film  Academy programme and is supported  using funds from the National Lottery #NationalLottery @bfifilmacademy