BFI Film Academy 2021

We are looking for committed, talented young people between the age of 16 and 19 to be a part our HULL or LONDON BFI Film Academy 2021. No formal qualifications are needed – just a passion for film!

This will be delivered by CTVC, a BAFTA award winning TV, radio and digital production company.

As a BFI Film Academy participant, you will work with filmmakers and take part in a series of masterclasses and workshops with BAFTA and OSCAR nominated industry professionals, hearing their top tips on how to get into and succeed in the film industry. You’ll discuss films from around the world and learn more about distributing, marketing and financing films.  You will also produce your own films as part of team that will be screened in front of friends and family.

As part of the LONDON and HULL courses you will produce a short animation piece with a BAFTA award winning animator, and a 2D film.



Course dates:  2nd October – 5th December 2021. For details of each course date please view the application.

Location: TBC central London



Course dates: 26th September – 4th December 2021. For details of each course date please view the application.

Location:  Hull College







Deadline for applications:

London: 25th September 2021

Hull: 22nd September 2021


Accreditation: You will work towards gaining a Silver Arts Award. The Arts Award is a recognised qualification amongst employers, universities and colleges. To achieve the Award during the Film Academy, you’ll be required to plan your work and create and maintain your own portfolio and this may require some work outside of course hours. You can find out more about Arts Award here:


Costs: The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy delivered by CTVC is £25. But if you will struggle to pay the course fee, don’t be put off as you will be able to indicate this once you are accepted on the course and this fee can be waived. We can also pay for travel to and from the course.


Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs. More information can be obtained from emailing



You need to be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the Academy programme.

You must be a UK resident and able to commit to the programme for its duration.

University students are not eligible.