Signals announces eighth BFI Film Academy – apply now

BFI Film Academy

The Signals BFI Film Academy aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers, supporting talented and committed young people aged 16 – 19, to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to make a career in film a reality.

A series of workshops and masterclasses will take place between October and December and include: writing for screen, acting and directing, lighting/camera, sound and post production, plus an industry visit. The full Academy course costs £25 however bursary places and help with transport/childcare costs are available so please don’t let this discourage you.

This course is perfect for anyone who is serious about a career in the film industry. Participants have a number of opportunities to further their learning through being a member of the BFI alumni, such at NFTS courses and being mentored by BAFTA nominated directors. You will also work towards a Silver Level Arts Award.

Read about the Signals BFI Film Academy 2019 graduation and watch the final films.


BFI Film Academy Showcase 2020

Where and When?

The course is made up of 9 workshops in total and depending on government guidance will hopefully take place at Signals’ fully accessible studio in the centre of Colchester on the following dates:

  1. Saturday 24th October
  2. Wednesday 28th October
  3. Saturday 31st October
  4. Saturday 7th November
  5. Saturday 14th November
  6. Saturday 21st November
  7. Saturday 28th November
  8. Saturday 5th December
  9. Saturday 12th December

If Signals is required to take the course online they will do all they can to help you out with digital access (internet, laptop etc). So please do not let any restrictions stop you from applying. If you might need some assistance, mention it in your application form.

The deadline for applications is the 12th of October at midday.


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