BFI Film Academy Chester



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


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 get to experience immersive and 360° filmmaking
  • You will work towards creating a practical film-based immersive project, either individually or as part of a team
  • You will work towards achieving a Silver Arts Award qualification


© Tony Bartholomew/ 07802 400651 /

© Tony Bartholomew/07802 400651 /

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, and how to 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 a Silver Arts Award.   


COURSE DATES: Saturday 19 October, Sunday 27 October – Saturday 2 November and Saturday 7 December 2019 



Successful applicants will be informed by 9 October 2019




Further Information:

Tel: 07977 458 213

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