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BFI Film Academy

Broadway trains and inspires the next generation of filmmakers.

As a course provider for the BFI Film Academy UK Network Programme for the past nine years, Broadway has helped talented young people from every background take their first step into a career in the film industry.

After developing their practical knowledge and skills through training led by award-winning experienced professionals working across all roles in the film industry, course participants team up to make short films that are premiered at a special gala screening with a public Q&A at Broadway.

Successful alumni stories include paid traineeships on major feature film productions, including: Solo: A Star Wars Story, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Bond 20: No Time To Die, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Applications for Broadway's BFI Film Academy 2020-21 are now open

Key criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be aged 16-19 years old on the first day of the course
  • Be a UK resident.
  • NOT be currently enrolled at University, or at University when the course starts.
  • have NOT previously taken part on a BFI Film Academy course or Residential.

Please note, Broadway's course will be taking place from 19/11/2020 until 19/02/2021, and the course will take place on weeknights and in the day at weekends. You must be able to attend all course dates and times.

Start your application

Applications close: Midnight, Friday 30 October 2020 **EXTENDED**

Please note, some stages of this year's BFI Film Academy will be delivered online, with more practical filmmaking elements taking place later in the year. During each stage of Broadway's BFI Film Academy we will adhere to and work within safety guidelines set by the Government and the film industry.

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