BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme

This exciting programme offers hands-on filmmaking courses, aimed at developing your knowledge and skills and encouraging your special interests.

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? Then the BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme is for you.

There are 40 different courses running between September 2014 and March 2015 across the UK. Courses provide at least 40 hours of industry standard training through regular evenings and/or weekends classes.

How to apply

  1. Find the course nearest to you on the map below.
  2. Search for the course by its location in the table beneath the map.
  3. Click on the organisation name next to the location (e.g. Cinemagic) to get application details from their website.

Deadlines for applications may vary by course provider so please make sure you read the dates indicated on their websites.

If you have any questions please refer to the BFI Film Academy FAQ.

Arts Award accreditation for participants will be offered by course providers as part the UK Network Programme courses.

Course cost: £25

If you are unable to pay the full course fee, don’t let this discourage you from applying. Contact the course provider, as costs may be waived. Bursaries for travel and childcare are also available if you require assistance with these costs.

Please note that if you have previously been on a BFI Film Academy course, you are not eligible to apply again.

Map of BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme course providers

Click on each location for more information

Course providers – UK Network Programme

Location Partner Enquiries Recruitment dates Course dates
Aberystwyth Documentary Academy Wales Network (Aberystwyth) Hannah.Raybould@southwales.ac.uk 30 June 2014 – 12 September 2014 31 January 2015 – 1 March 2015
Armagh AmmA Centre graeme.mcneill@selb.org 1-22 September 2014 11 October 2014 – 28 February 2015
Bangor Documentary Academy Wales Network (Bangor) Hannah.Raybould@southwales.ac.uk 30 June 2014 – 12 September 2014 18 October 2014 – 16 November 2014
Belfast Cinemagic shauna@cinemagic.org.uk 1-26 September 2014 17 January 2015– 28 March 2015
Birmingham The Company Ltd janette@thecompanyltd.co.uk 15 September – 6 October 19 October – 9 November
Bournemouth White Lantern info@getinsidemovies.co.uk 1 August 2014 – 6 October 2014 2 November 2014 – 18 January 2015
Bristol Bristol Old Vic bex.rose@oldvic.ac.uk 8 September 2014 – 3 November 2014 Introductory weekend: 13-14 December 2014
Course: 8 January 2015 – 5 March 2015
Bristol Watershed clare.leczycki@watershed.co.uk 8 September 2014 – 3 November 2014 Introductory weekend: 13-14 December 2014. 7 January 2015 – 21 February 2015
Cambridge Picturehouse Cinemas cfcoffice@picturehouses.co.uk Deadlines: 5 September 2014 (screenwriters) or 30 September 2014 (other courses) 26 October 2014 – 30 November 2014
Colchester Signals Essex info@signals.org.uk 14 July – 30 September 2014. Open information sessions 22 August and 15 September 18 October 2014 – 14 February 2015
Cumbria Signal Film and Media Info@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk 5 September 2014 – 3 October 2014 18 October 2014 – 14 February 2015
Derry Nerve Centre (Derry) e.king@nervecentre.org 1-22 September 2014 11 October 2014 – 28 February 2015
Dundee Dundee Contemporary Arts mike.tait@dca.org.uk 18 August 2014 – 7 September 2014 2 October 2014 – 29 January 2015
Durham Kids for Kids info@kidsforkidsuk.org 31 July 2014 – 13 October 2014 27 October 2014 – 6 December 2014
Edinburgh Screen Education Edinburgh BFIFilmAcademy@screen-ed.org” 12 September 2014 – 10 October 2014 25 October 2014 – 24 January 2015
Glasgow GMAC Film filmacademy@gmacfilm.com 25 August 2014 – 21 September 2014 4 October 2014 – 13 December 2014
Great Yarmouth Culture Works (Great Yarmouth) elli@cultureworkseast.co.uk tbc 17 October 2014 – 15 November 2014
Hereford Rural Media Company juliec@ruralmedia.co.uk From 18 July 2014 15 October 2014 – 23 February 2015
Inverness Screen Education Edinburgh / Eden Court BFIFilmAcademy@screen-ed.org Closed Completed
Kent Screen South apply@screensouth.org 5 September 2014 – 31 October 2014 29 November 2014 – 28 February 2015
Leeds Reel Solutions / Beta Filmworks zoe@betafilmworks.org 1 September 2014 – 21 November 2014 10 January 2015 – 10 April 2015
Lincoln CfBT in partnership with University of Lincoln rpitman@cfbt.com 1 September 2014 – 3 October 2014 11 October 2014 – 3 February 2014
Liverpool FACT operations@fact.co.uk 6 August 2014 – 19 September 2014 27 October 2014 – 27 January 2015
London Barbican creative.learning@barbican.org.uk 4 July 2014 – 15 September 2014 27 October 2014 – 24 January 2015
London BFI Alison.McCloskey@bfi.org.uk Closed 17 September 2014 – 13 December 2014
London CTVC / Vividecho bfifilmacademy@vividecho.co.uk Closed 11 October 2014 – 6 December 2014
London Eastside Rakhee@eastside.org.uk Closed 11 October 2014 – 24 January 2015
London Film and Video Workshop tatiana@filmworkshop.com 1-19 September 2014 11-30 October 2014
London Met Film Becky.Martin@lyric.co.uk 3 November 2014 – 5 December 2014 24 January – 22 February 2015
London Mouth That Roars mouththatroars@btconnect.com 26 September 2014 – 31 October 2014 6 December 2014 – 9 February 2015
London Young Film Academy olivia@youngfilmacademy.co.uk 15 September 2014 – 10 October 2014 1 November 2014 – 24 January 2015
Manchester Cornerhouse livewire@cornerhouse.org 1-30 September 2014 9 October 2014 – 13 December 2014
Newcastle upon Tyne Tyneside Cinema anna.casey@tynesidecinema.co.uk Closed 4 October 2014 – 17 December 2014
Newport Documentary Academy Wales Network (Newport) Hannah.Raybould@southwales.ac.uk 30 June 2014 – 12 September 2014 22 November 2014 – 18 January 2015
Norwich Culture Works (Norwich) elli@cultureworkseast.co.uk tbc 27 September 2014 – 15 November 2014
Nottingham Broadway Nottingham e.townsend@broadway.org.uk 13 October 2014 – 17 November 2014 12 January 2015 – 5 March 2015
Oxford Film Oxford producation@filmoxford.org 18 August 2014 – 3 September 2014 18 October 2014 – 16 November 2014
Pinewood Resource Productions (Pinewood) info@resource-productions.co.uk 6 October 2014 – 15 December 2014 10 January 2015 – 21 February 2015
Sheffield Sheffield Media & Exhibition Centre meabh.odonovan@showroomworkstation.org.uk 15 July 2014 – 10 October 2014 5 November 2014 – 24 January 2015
Shepperton Resource Productions (Shepperton) info@resource-productions.co.uk 6 October 2014 – 15 December 2014 16 February 2015 – 21 February 2015
Somerset Somerset Film and Video info@somersetfilm.com 1 September 2014 – 6 October 2014 18 October 2014 – 1 November 2014
Wallsend Beacon Hill academy@beaconhillarts.org.uk until 29 October 2014 30 November 2014 – 20 February 2015
Wem MediaActive / Wem Town Hall info@mediaactive.org 1 July 2014 – 6 October 2014 18 October 2014 – 29 November 2014

 

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