BFI Film Academy 2017 – for young aspiring filmmakers

BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017

BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers.


Film Oxford says thank you to all who applied.

Film Oxford is looking for committed, talented young filmmakers and digital creatives between the age of 16 and 19 to be a part of our BFI Film Academy 2017 Network Programme.

Have a look at the video below to see what the Academy is about!


Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

As a student of the Film Academy:

  • Work in a production team to make a short film
  • Train alongside industry professionals
  • Get hands-on film making experience with industry standard equipment
  • Explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment
  • Develop film critiquing skills
  • Work towards an Arts Award qualification.

The course runs over 10 days (half term and weekends) in October, November and December 2017.

It is important that you are able to attend each session, see the course dates here:  Course dates WORD         Course dates  PDF

We welcome applications from talented young filmmakers from all backgrounds. The entire course costs £25.

If you think you will struggle to pay the £25 course fee, please still apply – if you have the talent we’ll make sure you can attend.

Bursaries are available if you require assistance with travel, childcare or other costs.

More information about who can apply for bursaries can be found HERE

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Silver Arts Award qualification during the course. The Arts Award is a recognised qualification amongst employers, colleges and universities. Find out how you can use film to achieve an Arts Award HERE

Once you have completed the course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks.

What’s more, you could also apply for one of our seven intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.

Take a look at some of the great short films made by previous participants at the BFI Film Academy on YouTube: HERE


You need to be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the Academy programme (23rd October 2017). You must be a UK resident and able to commit to the programme for its duration.

If you are on a full time University course you will not be eligible for the BFI Film Academy. All other education or further education courses are eligible.


Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH

Any Questions?

BFI Film Academy FAQs

 or call Gary Shenton on 01865 792731 or email:


Download an APPLICATION form here  WORD        PDF

Fill it in and either post it or email it to:

BFI Film Academy, Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH


We will then contact you to talk about your application.

Deadline for applications is Thursday 5th October  2017

Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 12th October 2017

We are looking for enthusiasm, determination, a genuine interest in film and a willingness to learn.

BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017
BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017
BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017
BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017
BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017
BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017






BFI Film Academy at Film Oxford 2017






  • Contact

    54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH
    Tel: 01865 792731 Email:

    Registered Charity Number: 1041014
    Film Oxford is supported by Oxford City Council

    Oxford Film & Video Makers Ltd, trading as Film Oxford, is a company limited by guarantee.
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  • Supported by

    Oxford City  Council
    BFI Film Academy UK Network
    Arts Council of England