BFI Documentary Academy 2021

The British Film Institute's Documentary Academy is for YOU if you are aged between 16-19 years and have a passion for documentary filmmaking. This course has been designed to give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet experts, produce a documentary, learn practical skills and meet like-minded people. We accept applications from any 16-19 year old living in the UK. 

The British Film Institute’s Documentary Academy course 2021 is 100% online.

 

Course Details:

  1. Technical training in sound, editing, lighting and editing plus master classes.
  2. Practical documentary film-making training, master classes and trips.
  3. Workshops, Q&A’s and master classes with Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary film-makers, producers, researchers, production managers and financing experts.
  4. Support in producing your own documentary.
  5. Becoming a BFI Alumni with opportunities for future work experience.

 

Dates:

Selected dates January – March 2021

 

Eligibility:

  1. You must be aged between 16-19 years on 18th January 2021.
  2. You must be able to attend all the dates.
  3. You must have a passion for documentary film.
  4. You must NOT be at university.

 

Highlights:
  1. Masterclasses with high level industry professionals including the director of  'Odd One Out' BBC 3 documentary about Jesy Nelson, Oscar winning director Orlando von Einsiedel and the award winning director Waad al-Kateab of 'For Sama', plus many more.
  2. Online talk with the British Board of Classification.
  3. A high mentor to participant ratio. 
 

 

Closing date for applications:

December 6th 5pm

 

Fees:

The course is £50. If you are offered a place on the Documentary Film Academy and can’t afford the fee, our bursary scheme will help you. PLEASE DO NOT LET FEES DETER YOU.

 

APPLY HERE: https://form.jotform.com/203093229685359

 

Schedule:

DOWNLOAD FROM THIS LINK: BFI Documentary Schedule

 

For more information on the BFI’s website please visit: www.bfi.org.uk/filmacademy