Opportunities To Take Your Filmmaking Career Onto The Next Step
Updated: Nov 6
Whether you've already made a couple of short films and are wondering what your next step should be, or are completely new to filmmaking, here you can find regularly updated job and networking opportunities by what we think are the best organisations to help you launch your filmmaking career.
BAFTA Breakthrough: Brits BAFTA Breakthrough showcases and supports the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television in the UK, China and the US.
Breakthrough identifies the most exciting new talent coming up in the film, games and television industries and gives them access to unique career development and mentoring opportunities. Learn more here.
BBC Writersroom BBC Writersroom is a cross-genre department for scripted content. They work with Drama, Comedy, CBBC, CBeebies, Radio, Online - and others. They work with and develop new and experienced writers and publish ongoing writing opportunities at BBC and cross the industry. Learn more here. BFI Future Film
This year’s monthly BFI Film Academy Lab events will help you develop your film projects and prepare you for pitching for commissions and applying for funding. With a focus on the Writer – Director – Producer relationship these practical sessions will include film industry panels and interactive workshops where you will learn how to find and build your team. Choose to attend individual events or make the most of the Labs by attending each month, which will also give you the opportunity to practice pitching your project to funders and commissioners. Every event ends with FREE networking drinks (proof of age required for alcohol) which include drop-in surgeries with Script Doctors, Mandy.com and Backstage. Learn more here. Creative Access Working with UK’s most successful creative firms, Creative access provide a range of services to help bring in diverse talent to organisations; they facilitate paid internships and support recruitment of jobs; run a Development Programme to support progression to senior levels, provide employer training and host an opportunities board for organisations to list their roles. Learn more here. DIVA Apprenticeships DIVA in as an apprenticeship scheme that connects ambitious London employers, training young people in Business Admin, Digital and Creative apprenticeships. Our current apprentices also come from DIVA. Learn more here. Film London: Equal Access Network The Equal Access Network (EAN) was launched in January 2018 to ensure that the capital’s screen industries represent the diversity of the city itself, by helping new entrants, mid-level and returners to get in, stay in and return to the TV and Film industry.
Learn more here.
Grierson DocLab Grierson DocLab supports young aspiring filmmakers through a year-long training scheme including introduction to documentary, filming and editing course, as well as a paid 3 month work experience with a company of the likes of BBC, Channel 4 and The Guardian. Learn more here.
NFTS Directing Workshop The NFTS Directing Workshop, is a ground-breaking diversity initiative, which aims to increase the number of women, BAME and people with disabilities working in screen directing. The scheme is free and made for people of talent who have either directed or written or performed in screen theatre or the arts already, whether as an amateur or professionally. Learn more here. ScreenSkills ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries. They work across the UK to ensure that film, television (including children's and high-end drama), VFX (visual effects), animation and games have the skills and talent they need. They provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help grow and sustain the skilled and inclusive workforce which is the foundation stone of the UK's global screen success. Learn more here.
Shooting People Shooting People is a vibrant community of independent filmmakers - we connect and we collaborate to make feature films, shorts, documentaries, web series, and more.
We exist because we believe that the best way to get independent films made and out into the world is to learn from others doing it themselves. Learn more here.
There are lots of facebook groups sharing opportunities People in TV: Runners https://www.facebook.com/groups/tv.runners/?multi_permalinks=4550966084976755
The FilmConnection Mastermind Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/filmconnectionmastermindgroup
Film Students, Actors, Photography: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296226583784278
Film & TV Production Crew UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1488896431399686
Film London Talent Connect: https://www.facebook.com/groups/talentconnect
Last Minute and Short Notice Film/TV Productions Needs & Jobs-Casting: https://www.facebook.com/groups/film.tv.jobs.short.notice
UK Film Crew Jobs Network London-Film Crew Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LondonFilmCrewNetwork
London Filmmaking Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/656270424423830
UK Film Jobs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukfilmjobs
UK Film Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukfilm
TV&Film Jobs in the UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TV.Film.Jobs.in.the.Uk
London Film Crew Jobs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/247634842392293
Low Budget films, Indie(Indy) Filmmaking( Low Budget FilmMakers) https://www.facebook.com/groups/122004781205401
My First Job In Film Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/586923624804308
Film and Television Professionals. Paid Work: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1434896066741623
Film & Media Network- UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FilmMediaNetwork
Branded Content Production Jobs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrandedContentProductionJobs
TV and Film INdustry Networking Events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/939718042750224
She Shoots (Women in Film): https://www.facebook.com/groups/SHESHOOTSS
The Television and Film Information Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/249739625134113
Female Film Makers in London: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807999466010059
London SHort Film Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/107319569599144
Film Makers London: https://www.facebook.com/groups/182075581486
Film Industry Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/finworldnews
Women in Film, TV and Theatre: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1077798878993628
Creative England Connect: Filmmaking https://www.facebook.com/groups/1633447743571520
London Film and Theatre: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4635180171
Films and Film Festivals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/filmsandfilmfestivals
London Film Networking: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171681723922
Talent Network Films: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1584199438544513
Short Films Zone: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gsvarma.fmt