Are you 16-19?

Passionate about animation?

Want to find out about a career in the media?

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you.


Applications are now closed for our 2018 Animation Camp!

Calling the Shots are excited to offer a week-long residential animation course for young people aged between 16 and 19, as part of the BFI Film Academy and in partnership with oscar-winning Aardman Animations, the University of the West of England School of Animation and the best of Bristol’s world-leading animation talent.

About the course

As a BFI Film Academy participant, you will learn the latest in stop-motion animation practice. The six-day programme will include sessions on story devising and stop-motion animation techniques, as well as careers advice and master classes with practicing industry professionals from the Bristol animation scene. Working in small teams you will create an animated short that will be screened at The Cube Cinema in Bristol.

When: Saturday 10th to Friday 16th February 2018.

(You need to be sure that you can attend all these dates before signing up.)

Where: A residential training centre in beautiful countryside near Bristol and at Aardman Animations in the heart of Bristol.

About you

You must be:

  • A UK resident aged 16-19 on the first day of the programme.
  • Able to commit to the whole week.
  • As excited as we are about making, watching and talking about animation!
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Important dates and deadlines:

  • BFI Animation camp applications open now!
  • Applications CLOSED at 5pm on Monday 4th December 2017