Led by industry experts, BFI Film Academy courses cover every area of the film industry, enabling young people to develop the commercial and cultural knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality. Now in its second year, the BFI Film Academy is building on previous success to extend its reach across the UK into Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales offering a total of 900 places across all courses – up from just under 500 in 2012. The BFI Film Academy scheme also expands this year to incorporate new residential courses in Animation, Documentary, Screenwriting and VFX.

Kids for Kids UK has been selected to be a BFI Film Academy for young people. 1 of only 3 in the North East and 1 of only 38 delivery partners across the whole of the UK.

Congratulations to Helen Ward!