BFI Film Academy Scene events are peer-to peer interviews and networking events, which give young filmmakers opportunities to screen their short films, offer tips about storytelling, filmmaking and breaking into the industry, as well as meet other young screen creatives and potential collaborators for future projects.

Previous BFI Film Academy Scene Events


Midlands Short Film Club at Derby Quad

BFI Film Academy SCENE: QUAD presents Midlands Short Film Club was a special screening and networking event dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the incredible work of creative talent in the region, followed by a panel and Q&A with the filmmakers


Short Stack Best of 10 Years at Broadway Cinema

A special double bill of shorts to celebrate ten years of Short Stack with film screenings curated and hosted by filmmaker and Short Stack founder David Lilley and Film Hub Midlands’ Ella Townsend followed by networking in the mezz bar

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Short Stack September 2023 at Broadway Cinema

Screening a selection of carefully curated films from the recent call out. The featured short this month is MOTH, written and directed by BFI Film Academy 2016 graduate, Ynez Myers. Followed by Short Stack Best of 10 Years and Networking


Presented by BFI Film Academy Scene on behalf of Film Hub Midlands, and supported by National Lottery

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BFI Film Academy Scene hosts weekly virtual events for emerging young filmmakers aged 16 to 25.

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BFI Film Academy interview young filmmakers and BFI Film Academy alumni live most Thursdays at 4pm on the BFI Film Academy Instagram channel.

The Monday before, BFI Film Academy Scene share a link to the film to be discussed in that week’s Q&A across the BFI Film Academy social channels. You can send us your questions for the filmmaker in advance, or submit them live during the event.

BFI Film Academy Scene next season focuses on all of the award-winning filmmakers from the 2024 BFI Future Film Festival. Watch their interviews here:

Stay up to date with the latest national BFI Film Academy Scene events here