An exciting opportunity has arisen, the BFI Film Academy Plymouth is starting this October!

Open to young people from anywhere in the UK, the Film Academy offers a real chance for talented young people aged 16 -19 to be part of our future film industry. It includes 57 taught hours outside of school times between October and December, with students gaining access to the BFI alumni and an NCFE level 2 award on completion.

The programme is the only one of its kind in Devon and Cornwall, the course fee of £25 can be waived based on learner needs. The course takes a hands-on approach to filmmaking and training through a combination of workshops and practical skills development using industry standard equipment, and learners will be guided through the production of a film as part of a crew. We'll look at everything from pre-production and technical skills to working with actors and collaboration.

As project manager, I've lined up an inspiring array of tutors/guest speakers including: - Plymouth Film Festival - Oliver Stapleton BSC (British Society of Cinematographers, Head of MA Cinematography at National Film and Television School) - Nick Hart-Williams (Former C4 documentary commisioning Editor/Director/Producer) - Janie Grace (Former Managing Director Nickelodeon/ITV Kids)

Please note that the BFI Film Academy is not a Plymouth College of Art qualification, and is simply being delivered in partnership with the College in order to provide specialist equipment, teaching and resources.

Full information, and the application form, can be found at

Applications are open until the 1st October 2017.

Further information and the application form can be found here, alternatively you can email any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..