Kent BFI Film Academy 2022-2023

The British Film Institute (BFI) and Screen South 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

The Academy programme will take place between October 2022 – January 2023 and will be split between online sessions and in person sessions in Folkestone. Young people only have a small admin fee of £25 and bursaries for this fee and any travel costs/childcare are available.

  • You will be aged 16-19 years old on the first day of the course (to be confirmed soon).
  • Live in Kent and are a UK resident.
  • Not currently enrolled at university or at university when the course starts.
  • Have not previously taken part on a BFI Academy course.

Course Dates

*Dates to be confirmed soon*

The course will run between October 2022 - January 2023. Sessions will take place online and in person in Folkestone. Participants must be available at weekends for most sessions.

Register your interst now!

Register your interest in the course and we will send you the application form. If you need help, or cannot access the form (click on the pen above) then please email


Deadline for applications

5pm, Friday 30th September 2022