a BFI Film Academy delivered by White Lantern Film

The Academy

BFI_FILM ACADEMY_UKNETWORK_LOGO_POSAre you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? Then the BFI Film Academy delivered by White Lantern Film is for you.

The course provides at least 40 hours of industry standard training through regular classes. Each one offers combination of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures. You will also get masterclasses by key industry figures, receive bespoke careers advice and work towards making a final film on a team.

As a graduate of the BFI Film Academy you will become part of the growing alumni network and have access to year round events such as BAFTA career surgeries, White Lantern Film work-placements, internship’s and apprenticeships plus mentoring support and advice from the team as your career progresses.

The course also offers each student the opportunity to complete a Silver Arts Award a Level 2 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).  Two units are incorporated into the Film Academy, Unit 1: arts practice and Unit 2: arts leadership.  A Silver Arts Award involves completing an film production, reviewing a film, researching film directors or actors, planning and managing the final course premiere event with other students on the course.  Students successfully completing the course receive a BFI Film Academy Certificate and a Silver Arts Award Certificate.

The dates and details of the 2016 course will be published on this site from late June / early July.




Information on how to apply for the next Bournemouth BFI Film Academy delivered by White Lantern Film will appear here from late June / early July 2016.

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Academy Films

White Lantern Film

At White Lantern Film we make movies that make a difference.  We love film and from our base on the South coast of England, we use our passion to produce provocative pictures that say something about our world.

We have released the award winning environmental documentary DRYING FOR FREEDOM and psychological thriller EMULSION.  In July we will release the highly anticipated Sweeney Todd inspired thriller K-SHOP a tense and gruesome dark comic horror which sees a young student turn vigilante on the drunken thugs who caused the death of his kebab shop-owner father.  K-SHOP delivers a cutting social commentary which White Lantern Film is developing a reputation for delivering.

We are also part of the BFI FILM ACADEMY, inspiring talented young film makers and supporting the local film industry in our home town Bournemouth through BREEL, a regular film networking and screening event. To find out more visit our talent and community pages.

We share a wealth of expertise with our sister company THE LIGHT SIDE, one of the South’s leading video production companies.  The Light Side produces commercials, animations and content for brands including BT, Sainsburys, Garmin, Mizuno, Organix, LV and Sony.   With a range of production and post-production facilities at our disposal, the alignment between White Lantern Film and The Light Side creates a large, dynamic, creative force in the world of film, television and online content.

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