Industry Training and Career Development

BAFTA Connect Membership

BAFTA Connect

Members benefit from a tailored development programme of workshops and events as well as structured peer-to-peer networking, and full-day conferences aimed at developing craft and understanding of best practice and industry landscape.

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BFI Film Academy Short Course and Specialist Course

BFI Film Academy Short and Specialist Courses

BFI Film Academy has a range of accessible courses and resources, whether you want to take your first steps in film or improve on existing skills.

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BFI NETWORK

BFI NETWORK

Film Hub Midlands is working with BFI NETWORK to provide support for new and emerging filmmakers across the region.

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Birmingham Film and TV Market

Birmingham Film and TV Market

BFTM is a marketplace event that provides opportunities for filmmakers and investment and distribution bodies to connect and close production deals

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Film Freeway

Film festival and screenplay contest directory for entering competitions and screening your films

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Independent Cinema Office

Independent Cinema Office

We are the UK’s national body in support of independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all forms.

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Into Film

Into Film

The UK's leading charity for film in education

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Screen Skills

Free E-learning for all you need to know about getting into the screen industries. Explore the training hub, career resources, jobs board and latest news

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Screen Flix

Opportunity for young filmmakers to develop their skills, make a film & reach an audience. ShortFLIX is a short film initiative for aspiring new filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not in full-time education, employment or training.

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Sky Early Careers

Sky Early Careers

Whether you’re a school leaver, grad or still studying, at Sky you can combine what you love with what you do best to shape a brilliant career.

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Sundance Ignite Programme

Sundance Ignite hosts several events throughout the year, including the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship. Hosted on Sundance Collab, the year-long fellowship is aimed at helping emerging filmmakers ages 18–25 hone in on their projects

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Grierson Trust

The Grierson Trust

The Trust nurtures factual TV talent via the Grierson DocLab training and mentoring schemes, helping to sustain and diversify the documentary workforce in the UK

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Writers Guild of Great Britain

The Writers Guild

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is a trade union representing professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, comedy, poetry, animation and videogames. Our members also include emerging and aspiring writers.

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We Are UK Film

We Are UK Film

WE ARE UK FILM brings together the UK's national and regional film agencies, producers and sales companies under one umbrella to provide clear information about our outstanding locations, services, films and talent

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Women in Film & TV

host a variety of online and in-person events throughout the year and run a four nations mid-career mentoring programme for women. We also run a leadership initiative and a screenwriters' lab, collaborate with industry bodies

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Tips and Advice

We Are Albert

Albert

We are the home of environmental sustainability for the screen industries. This is the place to share, learn and act on our impact.

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BAFTA Guru

Bafta Guru

BAFTA's career advice from the best in film, games and TV

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Short Film Toolkit

The Short Film Toolkit - British Council

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.

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Film Festivals and Screenings

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Aesthetica Film Festival

Aesthetica is a BAFTA and BIFA Qualifying Festival and is one of the UK’s largest and most revered events in the screen industries. Based in york

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Beeston Film Festival

Beeston Film Festival

Now open for its 10th year and continues to grow and expand to provide an amazing platform for our community to celebrate film and filmmakers.

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Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Film Festival is an international festival running since 1995 dedicated to screening the best in new, short and classic cinema from all over the world.

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Berlin Film Festival

Berlin Short Film Festival

Now celebrating its 12th year, the Berlin Short Film Festival aims to be one of Europe’s leading film festivals for international film-makers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a celebration of cinematic creativity and innovation.

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BFI Flare

BFI Flare

BFI springtime celebration of queer cinema

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BFI Future Film Festival

The UK’s largest festival for emerging filmmakers will return in 2025

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Birmingham Film Festival

Birmingham Film Festival

The Birmingham Film Festival is a 10-day international film celebration showcasing professional and independent films from around the world, comprising of a wide range of genres, styles, budgets and topics, all shown in our spectacular 350-seat audit

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Borderlines Film Festival

As well as presenting some of the best new films from around the world, we’re also thrilled to offer audiences the opportunity to catch up with critically acclaimed titles and recent festival favourites.

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Cannes Short Film Festival

Cannes Short Film Festival

With an emphasis on new talent, discovery, and low-budget innovation, Cannes Shorts' vibrant programme of films combines a commitment to independent cinema’s ideals with a sound understanding of indie filmmaking possibilities.

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Cardiff Animation Film Festival

Cardiff Animation Film Festival

Cardiff Animation Festival will showcase some of the best animation from all over the world for adults, families and filmmakers, with a broad selection of animated short films, features, masterclasses, workshops and filmmaker Q+As

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Cinemagic

International Festival for Film and TV for young people in Belfast

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Coventry Phoenix Film Festival

Coventry Phoenix Film Festival

Coventry Phoenix Film Festival is a 2-day event that's primary ambition is to promote the work and distinct creative voices of emerging talent who have something vital to say and deliver these stories in engaging and innovative ways.

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Deaffest

Deaffest is the UK’s leading Deaf-led Film & Arts Festival

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Derby Film Festival

Derby Film Festival

Derby Film Festival is one of the leading regional film festival in the UK. Bringing together film fans, filmmakers and industry figures, Derby Film Festival is four days long and will run from 8 to 11 November 2024.

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Five Lamps Films

Five Lamp Films

The Open Mic Night for Short Films.
See Your Film On A Big Screen.
Bi-Monthly - Free To Enter

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Flatpack Festival

Flatpack Festival

Flatpack is a mobile arts organisation which exists to show amazing work, bring people together and develop new ideas.

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Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

The Festival has a long tradition of championing new talent and ensuring that the very best films from the annual submissions are given a platform in the public programme.

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Indie Lincs Film Festival

Indie-Lincs Film Festival

Entering our ninth year in 2025, Indie-Lincs is an International film festival that champions low and micro budget feature length and short films, and you the filmmakers.

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London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival

LSFF exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives, across intersections and with a commitment to peripheral voices.
Each January, the festival hosts ten days of short form, conversation and multidisciplinary curation

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Manchester Animation Film Festival

Manchester Animation Film Festival

Manchester Animation Festival is the UK’s largest Animation Festival dedicated celebration of the animated art form.

Hosted at HOME in Manchester, the festival brings one of the UK’s biggest animation hubs together

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Mayhem Film Festival

Mayhem Film Festival

We screen the best in contemporary horror, science-fiction and cult cinema and television from around the world. Featuring premieres, previews, masterclasses, international special guest filmmakers, and unique live cinema events

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Northamptonshire Film Festival

Northamptonshire Film Festival

Northampton is a place of Rebels and Revolutionaries, Misfits and Mavericks, Creatives and Changemakers. We accept submissions from around the UK which embody that spirit.

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Real Documentary Film Festival

REAL Documentary Film Festival

REAL Documentary Festival champions the work of independent filmmakers and production companies: a place to be inspired, challenged, and entertained.

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Reel Brum

Reel Brum

Reel Brum is a network and creative hub for filmmakers of all levels based in Birmingham.

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Sheffield Doc Fest

Sheffield Doc Fest

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects.

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Short Stack

Short Stack

We aim to support independent filmmaking talent from a range of backgrounds and experiences to give them a platform to show their work here at Broadway!

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The Short Cinema

The Short Cinema Film Festival

Offering an exciting mix of films irrespective of genre, style or budget, The Short Cinema provides writers, producers and directors with the opportunity to exhibit their work on the big screen to an audience of film lovers at Phoenix Cinema

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Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue.

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Wolverhampton Film Festival

Wolverhampton Film Festival

Whether it be you are a film enthusiast, creative or general public, Wolverhampton Film Festival is on a journey to bring people together from all walks of life.

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Career Development

BBBC CAREERS

BBC Careers

When you join us, you’ll learn from world-leading experts and team up with bold, diverse voices to develop and grow together. You’ll be involved with content seen by millions of people around the world – and feel a true sense of purpose in your work

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BBC Writers

We discover, develop and champion new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK.

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4 skills

4 Skills

Whether you want to work with us at Channel 4 or at one of the independent production companies that make our programmes, we can help you take your media career anywhere. So, where would you like to go?

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Connecting Notts

Connecting Notts

We build collaboration and communication between Nottingham’s arts and cultural organisations and young people. Celebrating every art form, we build networks and engage young people from all backgrounds.

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Creative UK

We unite the creative industries and generate opportunities for innovation to thrive by investing in creative people and businesses. We’re here to harness the power of the creative sector to build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future.

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Staying Up to Date

BFI Player

BFI Player

BFI Player is a video on demand service from the British Film Institute, streaming acclaimed, landmark and archive films.

These are available for rent, for subscription or for free.

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Filmwire

Film Wire

A monthly roundup of film happenings in the middle of the country, brought to you by Flatpack, on behalf of Film Hub Midlands. Sign up for the newsletter via the link.

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Midlands Movies

Midlands Movies

Here you will find a place for local filmmakers and fans to work together to promote the region's talents in creative film. We regularly cast our eye over new Hollywood blockbusters as well as local filmmakers & scriptwriters based in the Midlands.

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Nottingham Young Creative Awards

Nottingham Young Creative Awards

Young Creatives Nottingham (YCN) is a registered Charity that celebrates and nurtures the creative talents and skills of young people living in the Nottingham Urban Area. YCN facilitates work placements, workshops, training and mentoring.

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Random Acts

Random Acts

The world's best creative films, from established names and new artistic talent, and from avant-garde visual art to music video, spoken word and eye-popping animation

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Screen International is the essential resource for the international film industry. Subscribe now for monthly editions, awards season weeklies, access to the Screen International archive and supplements including Stars of Tomorrow

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Short of the Week

Short of the Week

Short of the Week has become the preeminent voice in online film curation built on scouring the web to discover and promote the new wave of emerging filmmakers creating innovative stories for online audiences.

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Vimeo

Vimeo

Vimeo is on a mission to simplify what it takes to make, manage, and share video—all in a single, easy-to-use platform.

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Support

Bafta UK Scholarship Programme

BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme

The BAFTA UK scholarship programme is open to British citizens in need of financial assistance to study eligible undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK.

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Film & TV Charity

The Film & TV Charity

An independent charity for everyone behind the scenes in film, TV and cinema

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Stonewall

Stonewall

At Stonewall, we stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.

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Connections

Shooting People

Shooting People

Shooting People connects you with a UK community making bold and creative work. From all walks of life, right across the industry.

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