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Applications open now!

We are delighted to announce that we will be delivering the first ever BFI Film Academy in Aberystwyth in January 2022. If you’re aged 16-19 years old and are interested in film or you want to explore a career in film, then we have the perfect course for you.

Venue and dates

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sat 15th + Sun 16th
Sat 22nd + Sun 23rd
Sat 29th + Sun 30th
January 2022

Course Details

As a student of a BFI Film Academy course, you will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. You will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills. You’ll be able to explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.

The course runs for 6 days and is designed to develop a general understanding of filmmaking resulting in a NCFE Level 2 Award in Preparing To Work In The Film Industry.

Our Filmmaking course gives students the chance to take part in a week long intensive film course. During the course students will have the chance to learn from film industry experts, while working on their own short film, which they will have to plan, direct, shoot and edit.

Anyone can apply to be on this course, regardless of your level of experience. The course fee is £25 once you are accepted, however please do not hesitate to apply if you can not afford this fee, as we can arrange for this to be covered for you, as well as travel expenses (subject to qualifying for a bursary).

We have welcomed some incredible guests to talk to our academies in the past few years, including Kevin Allen (Twin Town), Bait Studios, Milk, Framestore and Keri Collins (Tourist Trap).

The deadline to apply for this course is Thursday 30th December 2021.

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