Film exec training scheme Inside Pictures opens for applications

Applications are open now for the 2019 edition of Inside Pictures, a training programme which supports the development of executives in the European film industry.

Inside Pictures graduation, photo by Stefan Jakubowski

The 16th edition of the prestigious business and leadership scheme is run by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and supported by ScreenSkills, using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme, and Creative Europe. The programme is designed to develop the practical knowledge, skills and high-level contacts that are needed to be a world-class leader in the film industry.

NFTS is looking to recruit 20 executives and producers with a minimum of five years’ experience in film or an associated creative industry. Selected candidates will participate in three intensive one-week modules and a tailored project between June 2019 and January 2020. The seminars, workshop, networking events and studio visits will take place in London and Los Angeles. 

ScreenSkills Head of Film and Animation Gareth Ellis-Unwin said: “Inside Pictures reaching its 16th year just demonstrates the strength of the programme and the value it adds to the industry. Beyond equipping our future leaders with the necessary skills to step up, the exposure that it offers to global business practice is invaluable. These are the experiences that will help them drive our industry forward and we are thrilled to offer our continued support.”

After graduating from the programme, participants will become part of the Inside Pictures community of more than 250 alumni from around the world. On 10 January 2019 the 2018 edition of the programme concluded with a graduation event in London attended by speakers, mentors, sponsors, friends of the programme and former alumni.

Before receiving their certificates, all participants were asked to present their projects to a group of international executives. They received feedback on their projects which will enable them to develop their work further. We would like to congratulate the class of 2018.

Applications for Insides Pictures 2019 are accepted until 10 March. Visit the Inside Pictures website for more details about the programme. 

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