BFI Film Academy short courses in Leeds/Bradford - deadline to apply 24 Sep

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BFI Film Academy short courses offer opportunities for 16-19s to break into film and forge a career in the screen industries. Delivered by Leeds Young Film with @BFIFilmAcademy and #NationalLottery funding the courses are free, with bursaries for travel/childcare and no experience needed.


BFI Film Academy short courses are an amazing opportunity to learn skills, meet new people, and gain hands-on filmmaking experience from start to finish. No experience necessary.


??EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS: Whether you’re already making short films and videos or you just love film and you're not sure where to begin, BFI Film Academy short courses are a great place to start! Passionate about nurturing new talent, BFI Film Academy short courses are the best place to gain skills and knowledge and help open the door to more opportunities in the industry.

??EXPERT MENTORS: Prepare to be mentored by industry professionals, award winning filmmakers and experts who have made their mark on the film industry! You will gain exclusive insights into the film business, making a film, and how to get your film seen with our in-depth masterclasses and sessions.

??EXCLUSIVE ACCESS: As BFI Film Academy short courses alumni, you will be given exclusive access to film screenings and events including INDIs Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival and other events put on by Leeds Film. Join the INDIs Film Network and find out about upcoming opportunities in the industry. You will also get access to national opportunities through the BFI Film Academy Network, including residential skills courses. 

?CAREER BOOST: As well as being a great experience, BFI Film Academy short course can also be your ticket into the film industry! Many of our alumni have gone on to have successful careers in screen industries or  continued onto further BFI courses to advance their skills even further.  Interested in being the next success story?

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Published: 19/09/2023
Audience: Teachers of 16-19 year olds interested in a career in screen industries
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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