Beacon Hill Arts BFI Film Academy 2015-16 is Open for Applications

Posted: 12th October 2015

Beacon Hill Arts BFI Film Academy 2015-16 is open for applications.

Now in its fourth year, the Beacon Hill Arts BFI Film Academy is for talented young people (aged 16-19) with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn all about film-making and to create a fun short film. Films made through the Academy have been screened at festivals all around the world.

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, Film Academy Graduate, 14/15.

The Film Academy will start on Sun 06 Dec 2015 and take place every Sunday (excluding Christmas and New Year) up until the February half-term (there will be 10 workshops from 10am-3pm in total).


  • Aged 16-19
  • Want to make and star in your own film
  • No experience is necessary
  • Beacon Hill Arts are keen to hear from people from all ability backgrounds

There are 12 places available and to be considered for a place, attendance at a taster and selection day is essential.  The sessions are free and will take place on the weekend of 08 and 09 November. 

To find out more and book a place please see the Beacon Hill Arts website or contact the Film Academy Project Manager, Michelle Fox on 0191 580 7000.


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