BFI Film Academy

Birmingham BFI Film Academy 2019!

Are you passionate about film and looking for a career in the industry ?


Our 2019 Academy is well underway with our talented young film makers, scriptwriters and animators getting ready for their film premiere on 16th November. 
We will have a jam-packed day of events happening alongside the premiere of First Bite including: an award ceremony, behind the scenes film and some family friendly shorts curated by Flatpack Festival and DidgiFest FREE family digital workshops.
Join us to see what really happens on an Academy!

11am-1pm : FREE family friendly drop-in workshops  where you will get the opportunity to try out digital activities including model making, a photo booth, out yourself in a film poster and make your very own film! Our workshops with be led by young people from the BFI Film Academy as part of their Arts Award Leadership programme.

2.30-3.30 : Join us for the premiere of First Bite, a short film produced by young people from BFI Film Academy Birmingham which will be shown in our cinema at MAC .

To RSVP for First Bite, please e-mail Janette:

Students have worked with a wide range of professionals including :

Nerina Villa : experienced Director and editor who brings a wealth of experience and energy to the team

Drew Roper : a multi-award winning Stop-motion/frame animator and Director of Yamination Studios in Birmingham.  Drew has work on some top animation films,see

Michael B Clifford : double BAFTA award winning director Michael.
Michael has directed documentaries, drama and gallery installations for Channel 4, BBC, Channel 5, UK Film Council, The Arts Council and Screen WM

Daniel Alexander is an award winning Director/Film maker and BAFTA Crew Member. He has worked to provide high end commercial, music videos, film projects for clients including BFI, Creative England and BBC Academy.

Pip Piper : co founder of international award winning and Birmingham based  film company Blue Hippo Media. Pip recently produced “Bicycle” a feature documentary currently in UK cinema


Janette Bushell : Director of The Company and Birmingham BFI Academy manager

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