Applications for the 2022 BFI Film Academy Leeds course are now open!

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Sunday 25th September 2022, 5pm

BFI Film Academy

BFI Film Academy Leeds

Now in its eleventh year, our fully accessible course will help you develop the knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality. The course will help train and inspire the next generation of UK filmmakers, supporting young people aged 16 to 19 to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film. No experience is necessary.

The BFI Film Academy Leeds offers training for every film industry role, from writing to production, sound design, editing and camera, and provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture. As part of the course you will get to make a short film and gain the NCFE Level 2 qualification 'Preparing to Work in the Film Industry'.


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BFI Film Academy

The BFI Film Academy Leeds is delivered by Leeds Young Film in partnership with Access Moving Image and Beta FilmWorks with additional teaching from industry professionals and mentors.

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About the BFI Film Academy

The BFI Film Academy contributes to a core aim of the BFI’s 2022 strategy which aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to build a lifelong relationship with film; to create a clear progression paths for talented young people and to ensure that film is celebrated and explored in formal education.

The BFI Film Academy is supported by the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Screen Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen.


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