BFI Film Academy Bradford



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

If so, the BFI Film Academy Bradford is for you.

This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

As a student of the Film Academy:

  • 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 towards a practical film-based project, either individually or as part of a team
  • You will work towards the NCFE Preparing to Work in the Film Industry qualification




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.

We welcome applications from talented young filmmakers from all backgrounds. If you think you will struggle to pay the £25 course fee, please still apply – if you have the talent we’ll make sure you can attend.

Bursaries are available if you require assistance with travel, childcare or other costs. More information about who can apply for bursaries can be found here.

Take a look at some of the great short films made by previous participants at the BFI Film Academy on YouTube.

What’s more, you could also apply for one of the BFI Film Academy’s seven intensive residential programmes. Courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills. You will work closely with leading industry professionals who will give you a unique insight into the filmmaking business and guide you along the way.

Find out here how you can use film to achieve an NCFE in Preparing to Work in the Film Industry.   

Important Dates

Opening date for applications: Saturday 8 July 2017.

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Closing date for applications: Monday 15 January, 23:59pm  2018.

Successful applicants will be informed on Friday 19 January 2018.


Further Information:

Tel:01422 255630

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