We are delighted to announce that we will begin our sixth BFI Film Academy on Saturday the 13th of October 2018, applications are open now!

The BFI Film Academy aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers, supporting talented and committed young people aged 16 – 19, to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to make a career in film a reality.

The Signals BFI Film Academy is a series of workshops and masterclasses including: writing for screen, acting and directing, lighting/camera, sound and post production, plus an industry visit. The Academy costs just £25 and bursary places and help with transport/childcare costs are available.

This course is perfect for anyone who is serious about a career in the film industry. Participants have a number of opportunities to further their learning through being a member of the BFI alumni, such at NFTS courses and being mentored by BAFTA nominated directors.

Applications now open!

Applications are now open, click the links below to download your application form and information sheet:

BFI 2018 Application Form Word Doc
BFI 2018 Application Form PDF
BFI Film Academy 2018 Info sheet

You must submit your application by 5pm on Wednesday the 3rd of October 2018

You can submit your form in person by visiting us here at Signals, via email to info@signals.org.uk or by post to: BFI Academy, Signals, Victoria Chambers, St Runwald Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1HF

Any Questions? Call us on 01206 560255 or email: info@signals.org.uk
We are looking for enthusiasm, determination, a genuine interest in film and a willingness to learn.

Need help with your application? Why not come to our application drop in session on Wednesday 26th of September between 4 and 6pm.

Make sure you fill in every section of the application form, and don’t forget to sign it!

Did you know Signals BFI alumni have worked on Star Wars films!