1370590.Film Academy Logo RGB v2BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers

Developing the next generation of filmmaking talent....


We are looking for passionate and committed young people who have a love of film. You don't have to be currently studying media to apply...

BFI Film Academy is an 8 day programme, where participants aged 16 - 19 years get to take part in masterclasses from industry professionals, watch and discuss British and world cinema, make two short films and receive career signposting. Participants also work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award.

“What I enjoyed most about the BFI Film Academy at Somerset Film was working with other people who are passionate about film and working together to actually write and shoot a short film which was such an amazing thing to do and it's definitely one of the best experiences of my life.” Joe | Axbridge

"I learnt so much about the industry which helped me understand and consider seriously my future and my dreams. I made brilliant new friends and connections. I also rediscovered my love for making content and I have new aspirations." Rosie | Taunton

Course dates: 7th / 14th / 21st / 23rd to 27th October 2017

Times: 10am - 5pm daily

The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy delivered by Somerset Film is £25. But 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. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as will all materials/equipment. Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs. Please note that unfortunately the Academy is not available for students who are attending university at the time of the course.

To apply download an application form, complete it and send it back to us by Monday 18th September 2017. We will notify successful applicants by Wednesday 20th September 2017. We have limited places so please answer the questions on the form as fully as possible as this will help us to decide who will get a place. Make sure you keep the dates in your diary until you hear from us. Send your form via email to Natalie at info@somersetfilm.com or post to The Engine Room, 52, High Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL.

You can view some of the previous masterclasses, which have included speakers such as editors Niven Howie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Emmy award-winning Jason Porthouse here along with work created by previous participants.

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