BFI Film Club Scarborough, a film school for young people based in North Yorkshire, offered fun filmmaking opportunities to those who wouldn’t ordinarily have them on their doorstep again in 2023. The new BFI Film Club which launched in Scarborough in 2021 supported up to 20 young people aged 12 -15 years who wanted to find out more about film, develop their skills or try filmmaking for the first time.
BFI Film Clubs are filmmaking courses from the British Film Institute (BFI) in limited towns and cities throughout England in locations identified as 'Opportunity Areas' by the Department for Education (DfE) owing to social and economic challenges. See here for more information. Building on the success of the BFI Film Academy for 16-19 year olds, the course in Scarborough was made possible by funding from BFI, National Lottery and the DCMS Youth Accelerator Fund.
The course encouraged young people to have a go at a range of different filmmaking skills supported by our experienced education team and industry professionals through viewing and talking about film together and covered all the key production stages from development to post-production including camerawork, sound and editing.