Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?
If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.
LFA is delighted to partner with the BFI to deliver a course that is designed to offer the perfect way to introduce young people to practical filmmaking. Offering a variety of training and workshops in the main areas of filmmaking, this course will culminate in the production of live action shorts, which can serve as the starting point for a career in film.
As a student of the Film Academy:
Duration: 16 days between 6 October 2018 - 20 January 2019
Guided by experienced filmmaking professionals and teachers, this practical, multi-disciplinary course provides innovative, enjoyable and relevant training in the various roles behind the camera including: screenwriting, directing, camera operating, cinematography, boom operating and sound mixing, and recording. Shooting a number of films in a studio environment using a high-end HD camera, all participants will experience the latest in digital acquisition by shooting films in HD with sync sound dialogue recording.
Participants on the BFI Film Academy will learn about the collaborative nature of filmmaking, working as a team with their peers. They will learn to combine technical skills with visual communication and narrative storytelling, developing stories into scripts and then shooting their films with professional actors. An experienced editor will guide them through editing films using Adobe Premiere Pro. All films made on the course will then be shown to family and friends at a celebratory screening. Participants will also be guided on career paths into the film industry, gaining advice on applying for jobs, putting together showreels and CVs and impressing at interviews.
BFI Film Academy - Dates & Venue
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Take a look at some of the great short films made by previous participants at the BFI Film Academy HERE!
What's more, successful graduates from the course will be offered the opportunity to apply for one of BFI's 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.
All participants who successfully complete the course will also be awarded NCFE accreditation.
Places on this course are extremely limited. To qualify, you need to be aged between 16-19, be resident in the UK and NOT in further education (i.e. not currently attending University) or have previously attended a BFI Film Academy course.
To register, please enter your details in the section below (Apply Now & Course Dates). Once you have registered your details, please download the Application form here, then simply complete the form and upload it to your My LFA account.
Application deadline is 5pm on Friday 21 September 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 28 September.
The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy is £25.
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 in the application form.
To apply online please click on the course date below.