BFI Film Academy

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British Film Institute Film Academy is a film-making course at Storyhouse.

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

What is BFI Film Academy?

BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for ambitious 16-19 year olds, anywhere in the UK, to get to know more about film and how to make a career in the screen industries. A range of accessible courses offers opportunities for those wanting to test the water through to young people keen to hone their skills.

The BFI Film Academy Chester is an intensive short course and particularly explores 360° filmmaking and commercial and cultural knowledge of film.

Delivered at over 50 locations across the UK and supported by the Department for Education, National Lottery, Screen Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen introductory hands-on filmmaking courses build knowledge and skills and show the different pathways into the industry. For talented and committed young people aged 16-19, short courses have an excellent track record of inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and crew.

Previous filmmaking experience is not necessary.

Head here to watch and find out more about the two short films created by BFI Film Academy 2020 at Storyhouse.


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Here’s a short film about the BFI Film Academy Chester at Storyhouse in 2017:


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