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Tue 18 Jul

Applications open for BFI Film Academy 6 at Broadway

Broadway has been selected for a sixth time to be a regional delivery partner for the BFI’s Film Academy Network, and is offering 20 young people aged 16-19 with a passion for film the opportunity to be a part of our future film industry.

Over five months participants are supported by industry professionals to learn practical skills, watch a range of films from British independent to specialised titles, meet writers, directors and producers.

Participants develop a complete understanding of film, gaining hands on experience within a variety of roles whilst working as part of a small team to produce one of 3 short films, which will be screened in front of a public audience at Broadway Cinema.

Broadway’s BFI Film Academy has supported the next generation of filmmaking talent for the past five years: programme alumni have gone on to work in the industry, study film at university, receive mentoring through BAFTA and be offered work experience with film companies.

“My biggest achievement since leaving Broadway’s BFI Film Academy was pitching my idea to a panel of industry professionals and winning an £8,000 budget to direct my second short film. Without the regional academy I wouldn’t have realised my passion for filmmaking or begun my journey into the film industry”. - Ynez, BFI Film Academy 2015-2016

The programme is an opportunity to gain a valuable first step into the film industry and to complete the NCFE Level 2: Preparing to Work in the Film Industry qualification.

Broadway’s BFI Film Academy 6 will run from 18 October 2017 until 8 February 2018 and will be held at Broadway over evenings and weekends.

The opportunity is open to young people aged 16-19 from across the East Midlands.

Potential applicants have the opportunity to meet academy alumni and staff and get to hear a little more about what’s involved at two open screenings of films made during past academies. These will take place on Saturday 29 July and Saturday 26 August at Broadway Cinema. More details can be found at

Film Academy applications:

Applications are open from Monday 10 July 2017 and close on Sunday 17 September 2017 at midnight.

For more information about the programme and how to apply please contact - or 0115 850 7843.