Organisation NameBFI Film Academy

About the Organisation

We are a Youth and Community focused Film Company led by young Filmmakers and experienced Industry practitioners. Set up in 1999 from a youth centre in Slough, we now primarily work across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey in partnership with the Pinewood Group. You can find out more about the work we do at

Contact NameAmanda Dorsett

Office Location and Full Address

27 Church Street

Telephone Number01753 553 374

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Approximate number of employees at your companyN/A

Job TitleTraineeship course in Film Making

Duration6 days over 6 weeks

Job Description

What is the Resource Productions BFI Film Academy?
Led by Film Industry experts, the Resource Productions BFI Film Academy course covers every area of the filmmaking process, enabling young people aged 16-19 to gain a NCFE qualification and develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills needed to help make a career in film a reality. After completing their BFI Film Academy course, young people will have the chance to gain support and progress onto a range of ongoing filmmaking opportunities.

When and where does the course take place?
All workshops will take place in Pinewood Studios (South Bucks) or Shepperton Studios (Surrey).
The Pinewood Course will take place every Saturday for six Saturdays from 14th January 2017.
The Shepperton Course will take place on six consecutive days from Monday 13th February 2017.
Day 1 Overview: Filmmaking Roles & NCFE Accreditation.
Day 2 Development: History of Film, Ideas Development & Scriptwriting.
Day 3 Film Pre-Production: Budgeting, Scheduling, Casting & Crewing.
Day 4 Film Production: Camera, Lighting, Sound & Shoot!
Day 5 Post Production and Distribution: Programming, Editing.
Day 6 Preview Screening for both courses at Pinewood Studios.

What will happen at these workshops?
There will be the opportunity to meet Industry professionals each week, get hands-on experience of filmmaking with camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment and the chance to make a short film for your showreel and build up your CV for work or UCAS applications.

How much does it cost?
The course costs £25 to all successful applicants (bursaries are available).

To apply please go to our website at and complete the application form.

Future Prospects/Career Interests

For young people who are interested in a career in any area of film making.

Candidate Age Range16-19


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