BFI Film Academy South West

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.

Events

Labs

BFI Film Academy Labs are events for filmmakers to gain industry insight, get professional advice and support to develop their own filmmaking practices.

Scene

BFI Film Academy SCENE virtual events are for emerging film talent aged 16-25, providing an opportunity for young filmmakers to promote their films.

Recommends

BFI Film Academy Recommends is a series of curated screening events on different themes, as well as opportunities to watch and talk about films.

Development

Create

We can support your filmmaking in various ways. We are running skills development workshops, creative mentoring opportunities and short courses.

Resources

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

From BFI Film Academy courses to call-outs and more, here’s our pick of the best opportunities from other organisations in the South West and nationwide that you can check out.

Make Shift

Make Shift is a space for 18-30 year old creatives to come together in the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed on the first Tuesday evening of each month to network, get advice and work.

We’re here to help!

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.

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