BFI Film Academy – Film Oxford 2015

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BFI Film Academy 2015 at Film Oxford

We are looking for committed, talented young people between the age of 16 and 19 to be a part of the BFI Film Academy 2015/16 Network Programme delivered by Film Oxford.

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:

  • You will get hands-on filmmaking experience with industry standard equipment which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills.
  • You can explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.
  • You will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field.
  • You will watch a range of cinema from British Independent to specialised films and develop critiquing skills.
  • You will visit a leading film studio and school to see the industry in action.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Silver Arts Award qualification on the course. The Arts Award is a recognised qualification amongst employers, colleges and universities.

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

The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy is £25. If you will struggle to pay the course fee, don’t be put off as you will be able to indicate this once you are accepted on the course and this fee can be waived.

Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs. For more information about who can apply for bursaries follow the link at the bottom of the page.

The course will run over 10 days throughout October and November 2015, spread over weekends and the half term. It is important that you are able to attend each session, see the course dates HERE

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


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

Eligibility: You need to be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the Academy programme (17th October 2015). You must be a UK resident and able to commit to the programme for its duration.

Any Questions?

Call Gary Shenton on 01865 792731 or email:



Click on the link below to download an application form, fill it in and post it back to:

BFI Film Academy,

Film Oxford,

54 Catherine Street,




or email it to


We will then contact you to talk about your application.


Deadline for applications is Monday 5th October 2015,

Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 8th October.

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







  • 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.
    Registered in England No 02022892

  • Supported by

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