Aged 16-19?

Are you interested in Stop -Motion Animation?   

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


Applications are now OPEN for the BFI Animation Camp 2022! Previous applicants have gone on to gain work experience with internationally renowned production companies such as Warner Bros. and begin careers as stop-motion animators.

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.

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.

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 will take place over a week during February half term 2022, course dates are 19th to 25th February, 22. You will need to make your own arrangements for travel to Bristol for the week.

This is a residential course, so we’ll be spending the week at Barton Camp, a fantastic purpose built residential centre for young people located in the Somerset countryside.

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 for.

Interested in learning more about the BFI Animation Camp 2022?

You’ll find information about what you’ll get up to on the course, about bursaries, and lots more on our FAQ page.


This course is part of BFI Film Academy, a national talent programme supported by the Department for Education and the National Lottery.

There are four other week-long residential courses and one two-week residential. Find out more on the BFI website.

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

Documentary Production – CTVC – London (1 week)

Art Department – Calling the Shots (1 week)

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