BREAK INTO FILM

BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for ambitious 16 to 19-year olds aiming to know more about film and how to make a career in the screen industries. This hands-on filmmaking course builds knowledge and skills and shows the pathways into the industry for talented and committed young people, with an excellent track record of inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and crew.

If you have a passion for film, this high quality course develops your understanding of screenwriting, cinematography, sound, directing, production and editing, make short films, learn from top talent working on feature films and high end tv through industry masterclasses, supports you towards studying on Scotland's best university film courses, or make your first steps into the film, tv and creative industries workplace, and gain the BFI/Screen Skills NCFE ‘Preparing to Work in the Film Industry’ qualification.

Our 2020-21 course takes place from early Oct 2021 until late Jan 2022, for young people aged 16 to 19 living in the Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Stirling and West Lothian areas.

Our 2021-22 course has now closed for applications.

To watch our BFI Film Academy films, click here