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British Film Academy 2021 Craft Skills Course


BFI FILM ACADEMY 2020/21 Craft Skills Course

Break into Film

As part of the BFI Film Academy specialist course programme, applications are now open for our Craft Skills course for young people aged 16 to 19 across the UK.

Participants will receive advanced and intensive craft sessions focusing on screenwriting, cinematography, sound, directing and editing and take part in masterclasses with award winning film industry experts.

The Specialist course gives the opportunity to work with professional actors and use industry standard equipment to produce a short film within the 7 day residential.

Upon completion, your films will be screened online for industry guests, your friends and family, and you will be given key advice on industry entry and supported to produce a personal development plan to help you with your next steps in film.

Course Dates

The course takes place from Saturday 31st of July to Saturday 7th August 2021.

NB: The course will consist of several evening or weekend sessions from early July covering screenwriting, film watching & group development leading up to the residential course.

(If Covid 19 restrictions remain in place, the course will take place via virtual learning, with a weekend film shoot in Edinburgh for each team. We’ll engage with all course learners to set the most appropriate dates throughout July and August)

Course Fee

We welcome applications no matter your background or previous experience. The course fee is £50, with bursaries available for those who require financial aid to participate.


Any young person who has previously attended a BFI Film Academy Specialist/Residential course or is currently at University or will be at the time of the course taking place is not eligible to apply.

Applications close 5pm 18th June 2021.


BFI Web Page: HERE

Screen Education Edinburgh Web Page: HERE

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact course Coordinator Steven Cook

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