BFI Screenwriting Residential

If you're aged 16-19, and passionate about writing for film and TV, the BFI Screenwriting Residential is for you!

The BFI Film Academy provides opportunities for young people between the ages of 16–19 to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry, no matter where they live or what their background. 

The BFI Film Academy Residential Programme in Screenwriting allows you to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry. This residential course provides:

  • An exclusive insider’s view of how to break into the film business 
  • The opportunity to work with a mentor to produce your short film script 
  • Development of craft skills necessary to succeed as a screenwriter 
  • The chance to network with leading professionals working in the British film industry today

If you have an enthusiasm and talent for writing for film or TV and are ready to dive into an exciting opportunity, apply for our residential programme! We open up applications around October on our website, and we’ll also announce it on our social media.


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