Applications for 2015 now open!

The Bournemouth BFI Film Academy course is called GET INSIDE MOVIES and is delivered by White Lantern Film.  To apply simply enter your email address on-line and follow the instructions to register.

Once registered, you can access the on-line application but if you would like to prepare your responses, you can download an application in pdf form here.

Please complete and submit the form on-line and remember to include examples of your work.  We are looking for committed, talented young people between the ages of 16 and 19 to be part of the BFI Film Academy 2015/16.

The course will use the pre-production and production as a background to learning, enabling you to gain valuable knowledge and experience both in theoretical and practical terms.  Participants will also get opportunities to speak to and interact with film industry professionals learning from a range of guest speakers active in the film and wider media industry.

The aim of the course is to provide a balanced approach to learning from industry professionals whilst giving participants an opportunity to produce their own short film.

The course runs from 22nd November 2015 until 14th February 2016 at the White Lantern Film Bournemouth town centre offices, please make sure you can attend all the course dates before applying, details below:

22nd, 29th November 2015
6th, 13th December 2015
10th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st January 2016
7th, 13th, 14th February

Location: White Lantern Film, The Corner House, 1 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PW

Successful applications will also be working towards gaining a Silver Arts Award.  Through the Arts Award participants will gain an accredited qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) enabling them to progress into further education and employment.

The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy is £25 but if you will struggle to pay the course fees, don’t be discouraged from applying, come talk to us as the fee may be waived. Bursaries will also be made available for participants if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs.  You need to be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the Academy programme and a UK resident able to commit to the programme for its duration.

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