Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022
Kent BFI Film Academy
Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? If so, the Kent BFI Film Academy is for you.
The British Film Institute (BFI), Screen South and Maidstone Studios have come together once again to create a life changing opportunity and are looking for 20 young people with a passion for filmmaking and great ideas for short films to take part in the Kent BFI Film Academy.
- Meet high end film professionals, such as Directors, Writers & Producers.
- Link in with organisations such as BAFTA and the BFI.
- Develop your filmmaking skills by making a short film with the support of industry professionals.
- Opportunity to apply for National Residential Academies in Documentary, Animation, Visual Effects & BAFTA mentoring, which are only available to BFI Alumni, at the National Film School
Once you have completed the Network course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks. You will also have the opportunity to complete an Arts Award qualification on the course. Find out how you can use film to achieve an Arts Award Qualification: Arts award
“Thank you so much for everything I really did enjoy this experience”
“Thank you for the opportunity; it’s something that will help my career in film in the future and I appreciate all the people that devoted their time.”
“I’d just like to thank all the team for the constant guidance and support when it came to completing our arts award.”
All the details
Please note that the course dates, locations and format are all subject to change and will also be in line with the COVID-19 Government guidelines in place in October 2021.
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.
To see this year’s flms, click the link below.