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BFI Film Academy - Residential Programme

This is a high-level national talent development project for 16-19 year olds. It’s organised by the BFI and is for Animation & Video Effects.

Back for the 7th year now and building on the impressive success of past graduates. We are delighted to be offering this unique opportunity to help talented young people make a real difference to their skills and industry experience. We are especially pleased to be partnering with; Blinkink, Munky, City & Islington College and the London International Animation Festival: all leaders in their field.

Forty young people from around the UK will be invited to join the residential academy. This consists of an introductory day followed by a residential week over the spring half term.
New for this year is Early Bird application – apply early and increase your chances of acceptance. Also please note students currently at University can NOT apply. The cost ranges from £0 to £210 and the students will be responsible for their travel – a generous bursary scheme ensures that costs will not prevent any filmmaker from taking part. Visit the Bursary scheme to find out more.

Important dates:

Deadline for returned applications: 2/12/19 – 5pm

Applicants informed of decision by: 13/12/19
Applicants to confirm place by: 17/12/19 – 5pm

Introduction day: Saturday 25th January 2020
Residential: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd February 2020

Who to contact

020 7607 8660

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
See website

Other Details

Cost Details
See website.
Who is this service for?
16 to 19 year olds
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Call the office, visit the website or email

Record updated: 14/11/2019