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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 incorporates a ‘Preparing to Work in the Film Industry’ accreditation and supports individual personal career and training development plans. The qualification will develop your interest, passion and skills to help you achieve a film industry career.

2018/19 Bournemouth BFI Film Academy

The Bournemouth BFI Film Academy will run between 24th November 2018 and 10th February 2019

Applications for the 2018 Bournemouth BFI Film Academy will be open from 1st July
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Academy Schedule

The Academy will run between 24th November 2018 and 10th February 2019 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 4pm (breaking for Christmas) with optional pre-production and editing support during weekdays as scheduled.  The course includes a short film production weekend which will be on 19th and 20th January 2019, typically the days are longer and run between 8am and 8pm.




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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, the psychological thriller EMULSION and recently the award-winning Sweeney Todd inspired thriller K-SHOP.  We are currently in production with our next feature will be A PATRIOT starring Eva Green, Tim Robbins, Kathy Bates and Ed Skrein.

We are part of the BFI FILM ACADEMY and support the local film industry by hosting B-REEL, a quarterly film networking event, and sponsor the SHORT SOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL, a festival celebrating sound and music at the cinema.  For more info, visit

We share a wealth of expertise with our sister company TLS, one of the UK’s leading moving image agencies.  TLS creates commercials, animations and content for brands including BT, Sainsbury’s, 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 TLS creates a large, dynamic, creative force in the world of film, television and online content.

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