BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers.


Passionate about film?

This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

We are seeking committed, talented young people between the age of 16 and 19 to be a part of the BFI Film Academy delivered by Film Oxford. 

Who can apply?  Any young person 16-19 years passionate about film or film-making and looking for a career in the industry. There are no qualification requirements just a simple application form and we can offer support if you have specific educational needs. Before applying, please check that you can attend all of the course dates listed below. If you have already completed a BFI Film Academy or you are studying at University, unfortunately you are not able to apply. 

When: The Course will run for 10 days over October half-term 2018 & weekend sessions in November 2018. 

See all course dates below.

Where: The BFI Film Academy will be based at FILM OXFORD

Cost:   £25 for the whole course, however, don’t be put off as bursaries are available for fees and travel. More information on the bursary scheme is available here.)



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or send by post to: Nicola Josse, Film Oxford 54, Catherine Street, Oxford OX4 3AH



As a student of the Film Academy:

• You will get hands-on filmmaking experience  to develop your 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 and discuss a range of films such as classic or contemporary British films or independent shorts.

• You will work towards a practical film-based project, either individually or as part of a team.

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

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

What’s more, you could also apply for one of the seven BFI 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.

Find out how you can use film to achieve an ArtsAward or an NFCE Qualification:


The course runs from 10am – 5pm over 10 days: 

Sat 20th October 2018

Tues 23rd October 2018 

Wed 24th October 2018

Thurs 25th October 2018

Fri 26th October 2018

Sat 3rd November 2018

Sat 10th November 2018

Sun 11th November 2018

Sat 17th November 2018

Sun 18th November 2018


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

Any Questions? Please call Nicola Josse, BFI Academy Manager on 01865 792731 or email:









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