BFI Film Academy 2016 at Film Oxford


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BFI Film Academy  – for young aspiring filmmakers

Film Oxford is looking for committed, talented young people between the age of 16 and 19 to be a part of our BFI Film Academy 2016 Network Programme.

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



BFI Film Academy at 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 film making 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.
  • You will work in a production team to make a short film.

The course will run over 10 days (weekends and half term) throughout October and November 2016.

It is important that you are able to attend each session, see the course dates HERE

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.

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.

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.

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


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


You need to be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the Academy programme (15th October 2016). 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.

Any Questions?

Call Gary Shenton on 01865 792731 or email:


Click on the link below to download an application form. 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 Friday 30th September  2016

Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 7th October 2016.

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