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DEVELOPMENT AND Training

Find the latest internship and training opportunities available within the industry.

  • 100% Her Mentorship Scheme  Universal Production Music in collaboration with She is the Music, a not-for-profit endeavouring to increase the number of women working in music, run a mentoring scheme - find out more here.

  • Backstage Academy's Film and TV Production Virtual Skills Bootcamp – fully funded training in virtual production technologies and Unreal Engine for those 19 and older and who live in West Yorkshire (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and the city of York) - find out more here.

  • The BAFTA Career Development bursary  a fund to help assist junior creatives with the costs of progressing their career in film, television or games - find out more here.

  • BAFTA's Connect  a UK-wide and North America tier of membership as part of BAFTA’s ongoing mission to strengthen support for future creative leaders in the film, games and television industries - find out more here.

  • BAFTA Scotland Games Mentoring Programme  in association with ScreenSkills, aims to identify individuals who are seeking entry level positions across different disciplines within the Scottish Games sector and support them at the beginning of their careers - find out more here.

  • BBC Comedy – the BBC is consolidating and retiring its previous short-form strands (e.g. Laugh Lessons, Threesomes and Comedy Shorts) to focus on funding a new set of self-contained short films. BBC Comedy is also launching a new "character development" opportunity, aiming to support writer-performers - find out more here.

  • BBC Writers Room are always on the lookout for new talent. If you are an aspiring writer and are looking to break into the industry, keep an eye on the website for various opportunities throughout the year here.

  • Belfast Feminist Film School – a 5-day programme from 9am-5pm Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September 2022 at Ulster University’s Belfast campus, York Street for women and non-binary people interested in trying out different roles such as directing, camera/cinematography, sound and editing and using feminist filmmaking approaches - find out more here.

  • Berlinale Talents – aimed at emerging film actors, audience designers (i.e. curators, cinema or festival makers), composers, cinematographers, directors, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, sales agents, screenwriters, sound designers and digital set designers with an existing portfolio of work - find out more here.

  • BFI Film Academy –  opportunities including short courses, mentoring and more for young creatives aged 16 to 25 - find out more here.

  • BFI London Film Festival critics mentorship programme – an annual mentorship programme for aspiring film critics and/or journalists - find out more here.

  • British Council Film's How To Guides – whether you are a prospective, emerging or established filmmaker, actor, researcher or programmer, either in the UK or elsewhere, these guides provide information on how to find your way around the British film industry - find out more here.

  • British Council Film's Industry Insights – research in film and the broader arts that helps shape cultural policy and supports partners to consider and develop international programmes - find out more here.

  • British Council Film's Short Film Toolkit – a major new free-to-access short film toolkit designed to help navigate your route into the film industry, and your film's journey out into the world - find out more here.

  • Channel 4 Industry Talent Schemes – Channel 4 has a number of different opportunities as part of their industry talent schemes programme, including 4Crew, 4Screenwriting, 4Stories, the Channel 4 Playwright Scheme and the Channel 4 & Northumbria University Writing for TV Awards - find out more here.

  • Creative Access – provides opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for talented young people with a view to improving their chances of securing full-time jobs and, in the longer term, increasing diversity and addressing the current imbalance in the sector - find out more here.

  • Creative Enterprise Female Founders programme – an exclusive and highly-coveted initiative tailored to ambitious female founders operating screen-based enterprises - find out more here.

  • Creative UK – a bespoke set of initiatives for ambitious screen businesses to access connections, training and networks to achieve business growth - find out more here.

  • Develop Talent – is the UK’s independent training provider for professionals working in the television, film and digital media industries - find out more here.

  • Duly Noted – a paid training opportunity for aspiring script editors with script reading and script development experience (or transferrable skills) under their belts - find out more here.

  • Edinburgh International Television Festival: The Network  a free intensive introduction to working in the TV industry, run by the TV festival. If you’re looking to start a career in television, this is the scheme for you. You don’t need to have had any experience of working in television but you will have to demonstrate that you love TV - find out more here.

  • Film London – Artist Opportunities page lists information about current open call opportunities for artists working in the moving image - including the latest festival submissions, exhibition opportunities, residencies and production funds - find out more here.

  • Film London: Breaking the Glass Ceiling – the programme helps mid-career ethnically diverse film and TV professionals to enhance their personal and professional development and to expedite their trajectory into senior leadership roles - find out more here.

  • Grierson DocLab training and mentoring schemes  helps new entrants thrive in the world of factual TV and documentary filmmaking - find out more here.

  • Guiding Lights – supports upcoming filmmakers and professionals through high-level mentoring - find out more here.

  • Independent Cinema Office – offers programme of training courses and Screening Days events designed to equip film exhibitors with everything they need to support both their venue and their own individual professional development - find out more here.

  • ITV Studios Unscripted Labels Traineeships – with a 6-Month Fixed Term Contract, the successful Development Trainee  will be placed in one or more of ITV Studios’ labels - find out more here.

  • Jonas Gwangwa Music Composition Initiative –  a one-year career development program for Black British musicians interested in composing music for film - find out more here.

 

  • MAMA Youth – offers a series of training programmes throughout the year to young people, including TV Production and Digital Media training - find out more here.

  • Messy Collective – a collective for writers with a WhatsApp group, newsletter, live networking events, readalongs and much more - find out more here.

  • National Film & Television School and Prime Video Craft Academy - scheme for 25 people from across the UK to take on paid traineeships within a film and television craft specialism. The inaugural participants will be given exciting opportunities to work on some of the biggest and most high-profile productions currently being made in the UK for Prime Video - find out more here.

  • Pact Diversity Scheme  a six-month paid scheme, supported by some of the top independent production companies, and an opportunity aimed specifically at entry-level diverse talent (both graduates and non-graduates) - find out more here.

  • The Production Guild – Various courses for all levels available here.

  • Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme – Development and mentoring programme for new entrants to the industry available here.

  • Reclaim the Frame (formerly Birds Eye View) – offers training and mentoring to filmmakers and distribution/exhibition professionals of marginalised genders to enable professional growth - find out more here.

  • Rianne Reads Free Script Reading Service – must be written by a woman or non-binary writer who is based in the UK or Ireland, short film scripts or pilot episode of web series only, they have reserved 10% of spaces for North East based writers as part of their mission to enhance opportunities in the area - find out more here.

  • ScreenSkills – the industry-led skills body for the screen industries – film, television (including children's, unscripted and high-end), VFX (visual effects), animation and games provides a range of training and development programmes - find out more here.

  • ScreenSkills and Wildscreen Mentorship Scheme  the scheme aims to make the UK Natural History Film & TV industry a more diverse and inclusive space through mentorship opportunities - find out more here.

  • Screen Yorkshire – provides a range of training and development opportunities - view all courses here.

  • Screen Yorkshire & SIGN – applications for FLEX, a ground-breaking development hub for creatives from across the UK, with a specific focus on Yorkshire & Humber talent - find out more here.

  • Scribe Lounge UK – free online community platform for UK screenwriters, runs the Scribe Lounge Labs online screenwriting festival – find out more here.

  • Script Apart – a podcast about screenwriting in which in each episode the screenwriter behind an acclaimed film discusses their initial screenplay for that movie or series pilot – listen here.

  • Sgil Cymru CRIW (Welsh for ‘Crew’) Apprenticeship Programme offers a year immersed in a variety of productions, meeting new people and working hard to complete new challenges, with a paid salary to support you as you learn - find out more here.

  • Shorts2Features: Producer & Director Career Development Scheme  – designed to elevate south west-based producers and directors who have a strong track record in screen-based content and are looking to make the challenging next step into long-form projects, such as their first narrative feature - find out more here.

  • SuperSizer: Training for Development Executives – a professional development programme for ambitious Development Executives based in the Nations and Regions who want to win high value commissions - find out more here.

  • Today at Apple Creative Studios  a free training programme for emerging filmmakers aged 18 to 26. Participants will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking, strengthen their directing, writing and shooting skills and create a collaborative film about what it means to belong - find out more here.

  • UKTV Female Pilot Club – Female Pilot Club is partnering with UKTV to find new TV comedy scripts by women featuring leading parts for women who are over 45 - find out more here.

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