Bournemouth BFI Film Academy
delivered by
White Lantern Film

Are you aged 16-19, looking for film training so you can become the next Steven Spielberg? Get Inside Movies is the perfect way to start your journey into the world of film. Funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) and delivered by White Lantern Film. On the course you’ll learn valuable film production skills and finding out more about how to get into film. No matter what part of the film industry you’re interested in, we’ve got you covered, from script development, to editing. You’ll be leaving us with the NCFE Level 2 Award, “Certificate in Preparing to Work in the Film Industry”. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be meeting directors, producers, editors, and many more professionals in the industry, learning directly from them. Excited? Sign up now.
Funded by the British Film Institute

What is the BFI?

The BFI, or the British Film Institute, is the lead organisation for film, television and the moving image in England. It is a cultural charity that curates and presents the greatest international public programme of world cinema for audiences in cinemas, at festivals and online. The BFI cares for the National Archive, the most significant film and television archive in the world. The organisation actively seeks out and supports the next generation of filmmakers by offering courses at a low cost to help young people break into the film industry. They offer courses on many different disciplines, from scriptwriting, to editing. The BFI believes that everyone should be able to access training, which is why they also offer bursaries for young people who are enthusiastic about the world of film but aren’t able to afford the cost of the courses. The BFI also works with government and industry to make the UK the most creatively exciting and prosperous place to make movies. Additionally, they distribute National Lottery funds for film development, production and distribution. Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter.





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Film Academy

Get Inside Movies delivered by

White Lantern Film

The academy is made possible by the awesome team at White Lantern Film. These guys have a lot of experience and love working from their base in the centre of Bournemouth. The team use their passion to produce thought provoking pictures that make a difference and say something about our world. They’ve produced many films and documentaries, from horror film K-Shop, to documentary Drying For Freedom. They believe that the film industry should be more accessible for individuals who are passionate, dedicated, and hard working, which is exactly why they love delivering the Get Inside Movies film course. White Lantern also supports the Bournemouth film community through the Short Sounds Film Festival and B-Reel networking events for professionals in the film industry.

Get Inside Movies Team

Throughout the academy students will work with a range of industry professionals and mentors. The key White Lantern Film course team are:


Dan Pringle

Course Leader

Adam J. Merrifield

Producer & Course Manager

Matt Godden

NFC Qualification Coordinator

Tim Clague

Master Class Lecturer

Elaine Davey

Master Class Lecturer

Danny Stack

Master Class Lecturer

Suki Singh

Master Class Lecturer

Guy Dowsett

Master Class Lecturer

Tim John

Master Class Lecturer