Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

How to Apply

We’ve tried to make the application process as simple as possible. It can be completed using an online application form and we’re tried to anticipate and answer most of the common questions in the FAQ below.

What's the Offer?

You will get hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills.

You can explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.

You will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field.

You will watch a range of cinema from British Independent to specialised films.

You will work in teams towards a practical film-based, either individually or as part of a team.

A mixture of face-to-face and distance learning activities using the G Suite for Education and Google Classroom.

The opportunity to achieve a ncfe Level 2 Preparing to Work in the Film Industry.

Once you have completed the Network course, you will become part the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks.

What's the commitment?

You must be able to fully commit to the programme; full time during October 1/2 term, 2 hours per week twilight sessions (usually Wednesdays)

You must be able to manage your time

You must be able to combine this with your other commitments

You must be passionate about film

You must be interested in developing your skills and learning about film from professionals

Who can apply?

Anyone from Yorkshire who is 16-19, not studying at university, and is fully engaged with and motivated by film.

Anyone looking for an opportunity to enhance their learning and exposure to the film industry.

Anyone who makes film, composes sound tracks; designs film sets and lighting sets; is fascinated by cinematography; has directed; has written screenplays; designed costumes; make-up design or who is interested in special effects.

How much does it cost?

The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy is £25, which includes the ncfe/Arts Award moderation fee. But if you will struggle to pay the course fee, don’t be put off as you will be able to indicate this once you are accepted on the course and this fee can be waived.

Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs. More information about who can apply for bursaries can be found here.

How to apply?

Complete the simple on-line application form here

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 27 September 2019.

Alternatively you can download a Word version of the form here. If you choose this application method, please email the completed form to or post it to Martin Grund, Leeds Film, Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD.

Should you require a paper copy of this application form please contact Martin Grund at Leeds Young Film