Birmingham BFI Film Academy 2020!

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

BFI Film Academy is a hands on course for young people 16-19 passionate about film, sound, writing or production. Designed so you can do it whilst at college or work running Autumn half term and some weekend sessions.

Our Academy may look a little different this year due to COVID-19 but will still be a hot-house experience opening doors to the industry. You will work with industry professionals to produce your own short film alongside online masterclasses, small group sessions and mentoring.  We will be offering a range of filming techniques including phone, SLR and pro camera.  We work with Yamination Studios to provide an industry film making experience through animation as an option too!
Applications are now open for our 2020 Autumn BFI Film Academy!

Bursaries are available to help with fees and travel . If you’d like to find out more see information below or for any queries contact:

Find out more about the  UK BFI Film Academy .

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.

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

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Check out the film made by last year’s cohort:

Our 2020 BFI Academy film produced by 20 students

See the Behind the Scenes Film to check out what really happens on our Film Academy!