BFI Animation Camp 2020

Are you interested in Stop-Motion Animation?   |    Aged 16-19?

Then the BFI Film Academy Animation Camp could be perfect for you!

Applications are now closed, look out int he autumn for updates on next Animation Camp, part of the British Film Institute’s Film Academy, the scheme for 16-19s with a real passion for film.

Our camp takes place at Barton Camp in Somerset from Saturday, 15th to Friday, 22nd of February, 2020

Barton Camp

Delivered in partnership with Oscar-winning Aardman Animations and the University of the West of England’s School of Animation, our course offers 25 places for young people to develop their practice and work together in teams to make five animated shorts.

We focus on ‘lens-based’ animation, using cameras to shoot 3D models or 2D artwork. Participants will learn about every stage of production – covering story development, model making, animation production and post production.

We also offer sessions on careers advice and master-classes with practicing industry professionals from the Bristol animation scene.

Applications are now closed.

This course is open to all 16-19s from across the UK. We are looking for anyone, regardless of their background, with a passion to develop their skills in stop-motion animation.

The course costs £210 (including all food and accommodation for the week) and students will need to pay for their own travel to Bristol. However, we do have a generous bursary scheme and many students get their fees and travel paid. See our FAQs to find out more.

Accommodation – We will be staying at Barton Camp, a youth residential centre outside Bristol. All our teaching and accommodation takes place on the same site. You will be staying in a purpose built dormitory where we have sole use. You will be sharing rooms in groups with six to a room. Our trainers and tutors stay on-site all week to ensure all round care and support.

Other Residentials – This course is part of BFI Film Academy, a national talent programme supported by the Department for Education and the National Lottery. There are three other week-long residential courses and one two-week residential.

VFX and Computer Animation – Film and Video Workshop – London (1 week)

Documentary Production – CTVC – London (1 week)

Screenwriting – Tyneside Cinema (1 week)

Craft Skills – National Film and Television School – Beaconsfield (2 weeks)

See BFI page to find out more

See our FAQs page for more details about the Animation Camp.