BFI Film Academy at MediaActive

An amazing opportunity for film industry training in Shropshire!

The British Film Industry’s talent development programme

Limited spaces available APPLY NOW!

To help develop the next generation of British film industry talent the lead body for film in the UK, the British Film Institute (BFI), in partnership with BAFTA, Pinewood Studios and the Department for Education are now offering young people aged 16 to 19 years industry based training and work experience through the national BFI Film Academy Network.

  • Work on a ‘real life’ film commission
  • Collaborate with award winning animators and filmmakers
  • Learn about all aspects of film and animation production
  • Take part in masterclasses with filmmakers, Universities and Production Companies
  • Gain a qualification
  • Access the BFI’s ongoing national Film Academy programme, including BAFTA    mentoring, Industry Placements, and NFTS courses.

The Academy covers film history, idea and script development, practical animation and filmmaking techniques, editing, sound design, music, special effects and how to get your work screened.

BFI Film Academy dates at MediaActive (Location: Shrewsbury; Times (tbc): 10.30am to 5.30pm):

February 2021: 6th, 7th; 13th; 15th to 19th (Production Week); 27th, 28th

Application deadline: 30th November 2020


You can also watch these two trailers to find out more:

BFI’s UK-wide 2020 showreel, which includes eight clips from our previous films!

MediaActive’s BFI Film Academy webpage:

or the BFI Film Academy blog:

If you’d like to register your interest for the next Film Academy please email



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