BFI Film Academy Chester
BREAK INTO FILM
what will i do on the course?
when and where?
The BFI Film Academy Chester will run during the October half term holiday 2022 with a few additional Saturday sessions before and after the the holiday week. In order to complete your Silver Arts Award we will also be running some Tuesday evening sessions after production week. Applications will open on 1 September 2022. Our Academy in Chester is a short, intensive course which usually last between 7-10 days and takes place at the Storyhouse in Chester. We work in partnership with Cheshire College's Film and Media department and give participants access to industry standard equipment and facilities. Elements of the course will be delivered online but the majority of the course will be face to face.
The course will run on the following dates:
All day Saturday 15 October, every day from Saturday 22 to Friday 28 October and Tuesday evenings 1, 8, 15 and 22 November 2022. There will also be a Celebration Screening Event of your films on Sunday 11 December at the Storyhouse.
who are we looking for?
We are looking for 20 young people aged 16-19 who want to find out more about film and think they might like to try for the first time, or further develop, their filmmaking skills. Previous filmmaking experience isn’t necessary. We welcome applications from all young people including those eligible for free school meals, disabled young people including those with non-visible disabilities and mental health conditions and young people who may experience racism.
how much does it cost?
BFI Film Academy Chester costs £25 to attend. If you think you will struggle to find this amount or might need assistance covering other associated course costs such as travel and childcare, please still apply – if your application is successful, we’ll make sure you can attend - there is a bursary fund to cover these costs where eligible. More information about who can, and how to apply for bursaries, can be found here.
how do i apply?
There's a simple online form to complete if you would like to apply to the BFI Film Academy Chester here or complete your application below. Please get in touch if you need support with your application - we want the process to be as accessible as possible and we are more than happy to support you or adapt to accommodate individual needs. Applications open on 1 September 2022 and close on 1 October.