YOUNG filmmakers, scriptwriters and media creatives from across Somerset have the chance to fulfil their dreams, thanks to the British Film Institution (BFI) Film Academy Programme.

The academy, in partnership with BAFTA and Pinewood Film Studios, will take place at The Hub in Yeovil.

In October, successful applicants will receive seven jam-packed days of masterclasses, screenings, career guidance, mentoring and hands on workshops plus the chance to meet industry professionals and make two short films.

The academy is run by Somerset Film. Previously the course has been run from their base, The Engine Room, Bridgwater. It will take place on October 19, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 1 2019, from 10am until 5pm each day.

It costs £25 to participate, however if young people feel they will struggle to pay the course fee, then they are still encouraged to apply as the fee can be waived. Bursary places and help with transport and other costs are also available.

The BFI Film Academy is aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career in the film and media industry, whether as a script writer, set carpenter, cinematographer or director. You don’t have to be currently studying film or media to apply.

You can complete an application form online at The deadline for applications is Friday, October 4.

For more information, call Natalie Collings on 01278 433187 or email