GMAC Film have been the Glasgow delivery partner of the BFI Film Academy since 2013. The BFI Film Academy prepares 16-19-year olds to work in the film and TV industries. The course also includes a NCFE qualification in ‘Preparing to Work in The Film Industry’

This course is your FIRST step into filmmaking! If you are 16-19 years old and passionate
about film, this is an opportunity for you to get hands-on experience with likeminded
people. You will learn key craft roles from industry mentors including camera, sound
recording, production design and editing. You will then become a film production crew,
working together in departments to create a short film under industry standard
You will also work towards gaining the NCFE Level 2 qualification ‘Preparing to Work in
the Film Industry’.

The course is also completely free, lunches will be provided and we always have an abundance of snacks on offer!


Our programme is delivered from GMAC Film, 5th Floor, Trongate 103, G1 5HD in Glasgow. See access info here.


The course runs on Saturdays 10.30am – 4.30pm from the ​23rd Sept – 9th December, breaking for holidays and returning for 13th January – 10th February.

Applications are now closed.

Apply now!


We have put measures in place that will allow us to safely deliver this course in person. Due to this, there may be some blended learning via virtual classes.

Watch some of our BFI Film Academy Films here:

Egg Short Film


Egg Behind the Scenes