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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 class offers a 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 as part of 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 a film production, reviewing a film, researching film directors or actors, and 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.

2016 Bournemouth BFI Film Academy

The deadline for applications is 12noon Monday 31st October
Course Dates: 20th November 2016 until 29th January 2017.




To apply for the next Bournemouth BFI Film Academy delivered by White Lantern Film simply complete the online application form below, or if this does not appear, click here or visit:

The deadline for applications is 12noon Monday 31st October.  For more information on previous BFI Film Academy’s please visit our facebook page:

The course starts on 20th November 2016 and runs until 29th January 2017 on these dates:

20th, 27th November 2016
4th, 11th December 2016
8th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January 2017

Academy Films

White Lantern Film

logo400At 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 released 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 B-REEL, 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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