BFI Film Academy Leeds

Inspiring the next generation of UK filmmakers.

The BFI Film Academy aims to help train and inspire the next generation of UK filmmakers, supporting talented and committed young people aged 16-19 to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality.

The BFI Film Academy 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 in the round.

The BFI Film Academy Leeds is delivered by Leeds Young Film in partnership with Access Moving Image and Beta FilmWorks.

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BFI Film Academy Leeds is currently closed for submission. We are hoping to open submissions in the next few weeks once we understand the implications of COVID-19 on the course structure.

If you are interested in applying to be on the course, please register your interest by emailing with your name, age and contact details. We will get back in touch once the 2020/2021 Film Academy Leeds dates are confirmed and applications are being accepted.

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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