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Cinemagic and BFI Film Academy Break into Film: short courses call for participants

Date Posted: July 27, 2022

Cinemagic is delighted to announce the delivery of the BFI Film Academy Short Courses programme in 2022/23 and 16–19-year-olds.

The BFI Film Academy Short Courses helps to train and inspire the next generation of filmmakers, supporting young people to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film.

BFI Film Academy offers young people passionate about film a chance to learn together, working in production teams to create short films in an industry led environment. BFI Film Academy short courses are supported by the Department for Education in England, the National Lottery, Screen Scotland, and Northern Ireland Screen.

No academic education or degree is necessary to apply and Cinemagic welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and across ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstances. Applicants must be available for all dates of the programme. The course is an accredited NCFE Level 2 Preparing to Work in the Film Industry qualification. This qualification has been driven by the needs of industry and education partners.

The BFI Film Academy Short Courses delivered by Cinemagic will offer another impressive range of masterclasses, on-set film training and access to top industry professionals throughout the course. The fee for the course is £25 however bursaries are available.

To apply you must:

  • Be aged 16 to 19-years-old on the first day of the course
  • Be a UK resident
  • Have a passion or talent for filmmaking and an ambition to work in the film industry
  • Be able to commit to the duration of the course
  • Not currently be at university or enrolled at university when the course starts
  • Not have previously enrolled on a BFI Film Academy course

Deadline: Monday 8th August.

The programme will run from August 2022 to January 2023.

Click HERE to complete the application form.

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