BFI Film Academy for young inspiring filmmakers

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Interested in a career in the film industry?

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.

As a student of the Film Academy:

Once you have completed the Network course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks. You will also have the opportunity to gain a film qualification on the course.

About our programme:

“Film has the potential to be the most representative and diverse art form of our age – to reflect changing attitudes, people, landscape – but we are not there yet!” BFI on Diversity.

MTR run an inclusive BFI Academy programme, which takes positive steps towards encouraging underrepresented groups into the film and media industry and address current inequalities in the industry’s workforce.

All young people are welcome to apply to our BFI Film Academy programme, however, MTR will prioritise places for young people with the greatest need.

MTR ‘s programme gives priority to:

‘I took part in the 2013/14 MTR BFI Film Academy and have since gone on to make a handful of my own short films. My most recent comedy drama short won an award in an international film festival and I’m in pre-production for my next. the academy enabled me to network and meet industry professionals. For example I got to shadow a director Stella Corradi on a BBC feature film production. I think the course is great at pairing participants up with mentors and industry practitioners who know what its like starting out in the industry…’ Stacey Darwaah Duah –  My bio

For further information or to discuss your application, please do not hesitate to contact Denise on 07771614811 or email

Open for applications from September 9th until the 9th November – Download application form here –

Participant Application Form 2020 – 2021 word format

Online Application

Please complete either press submit/email to or post to

Denise @ MTR 29 Waterson St E2 8HT

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