Film Academy Labs South West

BFI Film Academy Labs are events for filmmakers to gain industry insight, get professional advice and support to develop their own filmmaking practices. They are delivered as practical masterclasses, workshops, talks from industry professionals and networking sessions.

See the next upcoming lab below, or check out past events to find recordings of the lab.

Upcoming Labs

(16 – 25 year olds based in South West)

There are currently no upcoming events. Please check again soon!

Past Labs

(Open to anyone)

16 March

Inside Screen 2024

If you’re aged 16 – 25 and are looking to build your networks and gain tips and insights to help you navigate the screen industries – whether that’s TV, film or immersive – Inside Screen is for you.

17 Feb

BFI Future Film Festival: South West Selects

Calling all aspiring and emerging filmmakers aged 16-25, if you’re looking to meet other filmmakers, grow your creative network and get inspired – this is the event for you.

27 Oct

Funding the Short Film

In this session we explored the various funding opportunities available through the BFI NETWORK, a renowned organisation supporting emerging talent in the film industry.

27 Oct

Going Freelance / Setting Up Your Production Company

This second BFI Film Academy Lab of the 2023/24 season will give you a range of perspectives on the benefits, challenges and experience of being a freelancer in the screen industries and/or running a production company.