The BFI has brought its Film Academy back for a second year and will offer almost twice as many young people the opportunity to develop skills for a career in film.
Covering the 2013/14 school year, it will extend its reach across the UK into Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales offering a total of 900 places across all courses – up from just under 500 in 2012 - working with 35 partners such as film training organisations and universities (see below for full list).
The BFI Film Academy scheme will also expand to include new residential courses in animation, documentary, screenwriting and VFX, and has appointed five organisations to lead these during half-term times.
It will again team with the National Film and Television School (Nfts), which recently became the first to win all three Cilect awards for the world’s best student films.
The Nfts will