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.

Bursaries available so do get in touch.
Applications open in June 2020 for our next Autumn BFI Film Academy! 

If you’d like to know anything immediately, please contact:

Find out more about the UK BFI Academy HERE  

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!