Training and Skills

VMI helps launch UK’s first apprenticeship standard for camera technicians

Apprenticeship standard for UK camera rental companies will include a high level of training to enable school leavers to enter the industry and become fully-trained camera technicians with a full-time job at the end of the programme.

Bill Dill ASC shares his experiences of teaching cinematography

Karen Pyudik talks to Bill Dill ASC about teaching cinematography and inspiring and empowering the filmmakers of the future as they overcome creative barriers and develop individual relationships to filmmaking.

Made In Her Image and Panavision introduce the Catalyst Cohort diversity programme

Made In Her Image and Panavision are launching a new educational, mentorship, and networking program that seeks to address gender and racial disparities within the motion-picture industry.

Applications open for NFTS Inside Pictures programme

Applications are open for the NFTS prestigious Inside Pictures business training and leadership skills development programme.

Accessing animation, games and VFX through tech

As the pandemic loomed, leading animation, VFX and games studios went online to support young talent with careers advice, feedback on creative projects and guidance on fast-changing technology trends. Simon Devereux, founder and director of ACCESS:VFX, shares his views on how technology tackles the current challenges in the creative industry and supports the development of its diverse talent.

NFTS and BFI education partnership announced to further diversity and inclusion within the industry

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced a major new partnership with the BFI to deliver a programme of activity that aims to increase access to world class industry education.

The VFX & Post Talent Agency launches Futures scheme

The agency is looking for talent from VFX and post production backgrounds, who either want to transfer their skills production side or step-up from their current role.

Cap on contributions to ScreenSkills Skills Funds to rise

The cap on industry contributions to the Film and High-end TV Skills Funds will increase to £61,000 with effect from the new financial year.

ScreenSkills launches unconscious bias training

A free online learning module designed to address unconscious bias in the screen industries has gone live as the next step in a suite of ScreenSkills resources designed to support achieving real change in the sector.

Social enterprise Iconic Steps calls for creatives to join advisory board

To enhance Iconic Steps' support for young people, the social enterprise is embarking on a new project - setting up a video production service.

Iniative launched by production company Grey Moth offers £5k to emerging filmmakers

The £5,000 of funding can be applied for in full or in part. Grey Moth will consider any type of film; documentary, drama, fashion, animation, artist film, or series pilot. Selections will be made based on originality and creative flair.

Sony launches CineAlta Club to provide training and support for the Cine community

Building on its CineAlta brand, Sony will provide a series of online and offline training courses for the community.

ScreenSkills and S.O.U.L Fest launch mentoring scheme

ScreenSkills has partnered with S.O.U.L Fest to launch a new mentoring initiative aimed at tackling the under-representation of black producers in film production.

Free Unreal Engine training with Escape Studios & ScreenSkills

Training provider Escape Studios are teaming up with ScreenSkills, to offer free training for furloughed workers, (and heavily subsidised fees for sole traders, micro-SMEs and self-employed) in the Unreal Engine, a new disruptive real-time technology that is changing how film and tv productions are created.

NFTS celebrates 50th anniversary in 2021

2021 is an exciting milestone in the history of the National Film and Television School as it commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary by planning a series of exciting events and activities to celebrate its past, present and future.

Netflix launches Documentary Talent Fund to inspire and discover a new generation of filmmakers

Netflix has announced a new Documentary Talent Fund to support emerging filmmakers from across the UK and to nurture the most innovative and creative minds of the future.

Apply now for craft certificate courses in Yorkshire

All courses will be delivered by the NFTS from March to July 2021 with the support of Screen Yorkshire and in partnership with University Centre Leeds, Keighley College and BECTU Grips and Crane Technicians Branch.

BAFTA Breakthrough opens applications in India

The initiative marks BAFTA’s first steps into India, showcasing and supporting the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television globally alongside the UK, USA and China.

Production Guild of Great Britain and British Film Commission’s international Covid supervisor training

Helen Curston has been appointed PGGB Director of Training to lead the £100k accredited programme.

NFTS launches Post Production Supervision course

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is to launch a new part-time blended learning course, for those looking to develop their career within post production supervision.