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Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? If so, the Kent BFI Film Academy is for you

The British Film Institute (BFI) and Screen South have come together once again to create a life changing opportunity and are looking for 20 young people with a passion for filmmaking and great ideas for short films to take part in the Kent BFI Film Academy.

  • Meet high end film professionals, such as Directors, Writers & Producers.
  • Link in with organisations such as BAFTA and the BFI.
  • Develop your filmmaking skills by making a short film with the support of industry professionals.
  • Opportunity to apply for National Residential Academies in Documentary, Animation, Visual Effects & BAFTA mentoring, which are only available to BFI Alumni, at the National Film School

The Academy programme will take place between October 2023 – January 2024 and will be split between online sessions and in person sessions in Folkestone. Young people only have a small admin fee of £25 and bursaries for this fee and any travel costs/childcare are available.

Deadline for applications: 2nd October