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BFI Film Academy Bristol

Applications for the 2017/18 Academy have now closed. Check out work – and thoughts – from previous participants below, and find out more about our current participants.

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Applications for 2018/19 will open in September 2018.

Hear from people who have all been on the BFI Film Academy Bristol – and how it can have a huge impact…

Realise your potential

Aisha, 2014/15 Academy

Build your confidence

Henry, 2012/13 Academy

Open new doors

Kerisha, 2014/15 Academy

Learn from professionals

Miky, 2013/14 Academy

See a selection of the work produced in previous BFI Film Academies in Bristol…

You May Begin

A short drama about exam stress featuring action and animation.

2015/16 BOVTS Participants

Perceptions Of Hip Hop

A short documentary made in collaboration with Rife Magazine about negative hip hop stereotypes.

2015/16 Watershed Participants

You May Begin: Behind The Desk

A behind the scenes documentary about the making of the final short film.

2015/16 BOVTS Participants

Akira Neo-Tokyo Night

A short film about the planning, publicity and production of a night of classic anime, music, graffiti, computer games inspired by anime masterpiece Akira.

2014/15 Watershed Participants

More about the UK-wide BFI Film Academy Programme

Open to young people from anywhere in the UK and from any background, the BFI Film Academy offers a real chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to be part of our future film industry. Take a look at the UK Network page for more information and films.

Film Academy funding partners include the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland. Strategic partners include BAFTA, Pinewood Studios and Creative Skillset, helping to ensure the Academy is a gold standard film industry-focused educational programme.