If you’re 16 – 25, live in the South West and want to learn about or work in film, we can support you.
BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for 16 – 25 year olds, anywhere in the UK, to get to know more about film and how to make a career in the screen industries. A range of accessible courses, events, workshops, talks and networking are available for those wanting to break into film or find out more about what is on offer.
Watershed runs BFI Film Academy in the South West, open to those across the region from Cornwall to Gloucestershire to Hampshire. Check if you are based in the South West via the BFI Film Hub regional map.
BFI Film Academy Labs are events for filmmakers to gain industry insight, get professional advice and support to develop their own filmmaking practices.
BFI Film Academy SCENE virtual events are for emerging film talent aged 16-25, providing an opportunity for young filmmakers to promote their films.
BFI Film Academy Recommends is a series of curated screening events on different themes, as well as opportunities to watch and talk about films.
We can support your filmmaking in various ways. We are running skills development workshops, creative mentoring opportunities and short courses.
Exposure offers opportunities to be exposed to a diverse range of films, provide a space for you to respond and to expand industry networks.
Resources for taking the next step to work in the film industry. These resources can support you to take the next step in your development.
Other Talent Development Opportunities
Belgium’s biggest film festival is offering young critics access and mentoring to develop their criticism skills.
If you’re under 25, apply for accreditation to get access to screenings, events and networking opportunities at the BFI London Film Festival.
Screen Cornwall and ScreenSkills are running a free day of talks, workshops and networking focussed on the behind-the-scenes roles on set for anyone in the TR and PL postcodes.
BFI Network Short Film funding supports projects with ambitious filmmakers who have some previous experience. Applications will be open from 31 August- 27 September.
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Watershed runs BFI Film Academy in the South West, open to those across the region from Cornwall to Gloucestershire to Hampshire. Check if you are based in the South West via the BFI Film Hub regional map here.