THE Beacon Hill Arts BFI Film Academy!

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Beacon Hill Arts B.F.I Film Academy 2016/17

The multi-award winning Beacon Hill Arts B.F.I Film Academy is BACK!

  • Will you be aged 16-19 years old in December 2016?
  • Would you like to make and star in your own film?
  • Do you like films and telling stories?
  • Do you have lots of enthusiasm?

We are searching for the next generation of talented young people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs who are passionate about discovering and developing their filmmaking talents.

From December 2016 to February 2017 we are running our fourth BFI Film Academy. There are twelve places available.

No experience necessary! We welcome young people of all abilities – It’s enthusiasm that counts!

  • WATCH previous work by our talented BFI Film Academy students by clicking the links below
  • To apply for a place you must attend one of our following Taster and Selection Days:
    Option 1: Saturday 29 October from 1pm—4pm
    Option 2: Sunday 30 October from 10am—1pm
    This day is FREE to attend and will be a fun filmmaking workshop! Venue TBC—but will be Tyneside-based.

Email or call 0191 580 7000, to find out more.

[Due to funding restrictions people who have already taken part in a Film Academy cannot reapply. Please check out our Viewfinder programme instead.]

I didn’t know anybody but I thought: ‘I have to be myself and try’, after all everybody was new just like me weren’t they? By the time the Film Academy finished I felt like I’d made loads of new friends, had loads of fun and had worked independently as part of the epic team of all time.
— Rowan – BFI Film Academy graduate
When I took him to the first session I remember meeting the staff and breathing a sigh of relief when it became clear how much experience and understanding they had of working with people with disabilities and autism. When you’ve got that bit covered – well that’s when all the good things happen isn’t it?
— Louise, Rowan's Mother