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The BFI Documentary Residential,

London, A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and work with award-winning documentary film-makers.
Start date
20th January 2017

6th December 2016

Bursaries are available

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The BFI Documentary Residential

VividEcho | London

Over the course of the residential you will:

  • Create short documentaries that will be screened in a London Cinema in front of friends and family.
  • Attend masterclasses with industry experts including double OSCAR winning Producer Simon Chinn, Editor of The Imposter Andrew Hulme, and many more.
  • Attend craft skill workshops to learn the technical skills of camera, sound and editing from industry professionals.
  • Attend workshops in research and development and production management.
  • Attend a range of trips including the BFI’s Future Film Festival.
  • Watch a range of award-winning documentaries and meet the film-makers.
  • Gain practical experience in an idea development session with an award-winning documentary company.

There will be 40 young people aged 16-19 on the course. We accept applications from young people living anywhere in the UK.


You must be aged 16-19 on the start date of the course

You must have a passion for documentary film.

You must be able to attend all of the residential dates.

You must NOT be attending university at the start of the course.


Our residential includes a pre-residential weekend from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd January 2017 and a production week from 12th-18th February 2017.  You must be available to attend all of these dates to be eligible for the course

For more information about fees and to apply, please visit the VividEcho website.

Full details can be found on the course providers' website    
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