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BFI Skills Cluster Training

BFI Skills Cluster Training


Train to fill skills gaps in the UK film and TV industry.


The BFI is awarding £9.6 million from The National Lottery, over three years, to support screen production, workforce development and training across six ‘clusters’ in the UK. As part of the Metro London Skills Cluster (London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, and Buckinghamshire), in partnership with Film London, the NFTS will be running a variety of free Bootcamps and Taster Days!

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"Radical change is needed to address current skills shortages and to retain and train those already working in the sector."

Harriet Finney
Deputy CEO of the BFI


Places Available: 30 | Age range: 18+ | Experience: Entry Level | Duration: Two days (Fri-Sat)

Aimed at new entrants, the 2-day Bootcamps will run bi-monthly and are delivered by Joseph A. Adesunloye, an award winning British-Nigerian screenwriter and director, who will offer up a unique insight into the fundamentals of the film and TV industries. 

Discover the thrilling possibilities that await in the film and television industry. Our Bootcamp workshops are designed to spark your passion and ignite your creativity. Whether you dream of directing, designing, or captivating audiences through your work, these workshops are your first step toward making cinematic dreams a reality, with sessions including:

Director's Cut: Ready to command the set?
Cinematic Wonders: Are you the visionary behind the lens?
Design Dreams: Does world-building fascinate you?
Soundscapes Unleashed: Love the magic of sound?
Editing Enchantment: Are you a puzzle master?
Lights, Camera, Promotion! Are you a social media guru?

March Bootcamp

Friday 15 – Saturday 16 March
Apply by: Friday 23 February (midnight).




Places Available: 20 | Age range: 18+ | Experience: Entry Level | Duration: 1 day (Saturday)

Taster Days will be dedicated to a different specialism, from Directing to Model Making with a focus on industry skills gaps and shortages.


Overall there are six nationwide BFI Skills Clusters and our programme is strictly limited to residents of London, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire only.

Dates of upcoming taster days are below. 

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Production Management

The Production Management department is the beating heart of any film or TV production, it’s a fast paced team which ensures the day-to-day organisation of the production. Through interactive and informal sessions join us in demystify PM’ing as a career

Apply by: Friday 23rd February (midnight)


Location Management

The Location Management team is a critical department which finds, contracts and then organises all the logistical requirements for locations on many different types of production. Through a combination of lectures and exercises, you will learn and explore how the Locations team works - breaking down a script, working with key departments, the soft and hard skills required, researching, finding and then running a wide variety of locations.

Apply by: Friday 23rd February (midnight)



Terms and conditions:

Bootcamps/Taster days: please note that places are limited and an application does not guarantee your place.  
Funded by National Lottery funding this training addresses industry skills shortages and supports skills development and training across London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, and Buckinghamshire, and priority will be given to those from underrepresented areas.

If you have any questions or need to contact us regarding your application please email 

Provided with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery and in partnership with Film London.