BFI Film Academy

BFI Film Academy


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The Kent BFI Film Academy offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round. This really is a first step into the industry for those young people who win a place.

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More about Screen South and the Kent BFI Film Academy

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BFI Film Academy Yr 9 2020 – 2021

Lockdown has not stopped our BFI Film Academy. This year’s the students took part online and made 4 films which have been entered into the KENT FILM FOUNDATION COVID 19 SHORT FILM CHALLENGE.
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BFI Alumni Stories

Click here to find out all about our Alumni Success stories

BFI Slate 2012-2023

Click here to watch the films from the past 11 years of the Kent BFI Film Academy

Opportunites for Young People aged 16-19

BFI Film Academy
Short Courses

Find out what short courses are available here

BFI Film Academy
Specialist Courses

Click here to find out how you can apply for residential courses in VFX, Animation, Documentary & Craft Skills etc

Opportunites for Young People aged 16-25

BFI Film Academy

Click here to find out more about the Free monthly online events designed to support young Filmmakers and run by the BFI

BFI Film Academy

Click here to find out more about the weekly filmmaker interviews on the BFI Film Academy Instagram Social Media

BFI Young Film Programmers’ Network

The BFI offer opportunities for Young Film Programmers to gain industry insights and professional advice to support and develop their own programming and filmmaking practices.

Past BFI Film Academies

Watch a Behind the Scenes film about the BFI Film Academy to find out how it all comes together. From Week 1 – pitching ideas, all the way through to the shoot and onto the premiere screening at the Folkestone Quarterhouse.

Along the way the students learn and take part in workshops from high end industry proffesionals as well as completing a silver or bronze arts award.

“It was brilliant and I would definitely recommend to other young filmmakers that haven’t done it. The breadth of my knowledge has expanded significantly and the experience has fuelled my passion to make films. Thank you everyone!”

BFI Alumni

Vist the BFI Film Academy website for more information