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BFI Film Academy 2021

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Screen Argyll are excited to announce we are running the BFI Film Academy again! After the success of last years online course and the ability to work with a group spread across all of the highlands and islands, this year’s course will also be run online starting Saturday 9th October!

Screen Argyll is really excited to be bringing this amazing opportunity for 16 - 19 year olds to Argyll and the Highlands and Islands! A great option for creative teens or those curious about in a career in the film industry, during this professional online course they will work together to watch, experiment, create and learn more about animation and film in a variety of forms. 

This intensive online course includes:

  • Hands-on filmmaking workshops where participants will be given the tools needed to develop an idea from rough sketch to big screen
  • An opportunity to work with professional animators and film makers (including Jim Parkyn from Aardman Animation)
  • Skills covered include script writing / model making / animation / video editing / lighting / sound design
  • Create their own animations and present these at an online screening event which they create and coordinate 
  • Industry sessions with animators, producers and festival directors
  • Support to gain an Arts Award qualification which they can include in their CVs and personal statements 
  • The opportunity to submit their film into a variety of festivals

Course Schedule:

Saturday 9th October –         Half day industry session

16th – 23rd October –           Intensive course

October / November – Individual tutorials and Arts Award Support

Saturday 27th November –  Public screening event 

The course costs £25 but we have bursaries available to cover this if it is inhibitive to any students who want to take part, as well as support to cover access to internet etc. 

Applications are open, simply fill out the form on our website by 2nd October: 

An example of one of the films created by one student:

An example of one of the group films created last year: