BFI Film Academy Chester
what will i do on the course?
when and where?
The BFI Film Academy Chester will run during the October half term holiday 2021 with a few additional Saturday sessions before and after the the holiday week. Applications will open on 1 September 2021. Our Academy in Chester is a short, intensive course which usually last between 7-10 days and takes place on Saturdays and during college holidays at the Storyhouse in Chester. We work in partnership with University of Chester's and Cheshire College's Film and Media departments giving participants access to industry standard equipment and facilities. Elements of the course may be delivered online if necessary after being risk assessed and taking into account any current requirements to limit the transmission of COVID-19.
The course will run on the following dates:
Saturdays 16 October, 6 November and every day from Saturday 23 - 30 October. There will also be a Celebration Screening Event of your films one Saturday in November or December, hopefully 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 https://form.jotform.com/212383856060354 or complete your application below. Applications open on 1 September 2021.