BFI Film Academy training bootcamp with Warner Bros. Discovery We are excited to announce an incredible opportunity to take part in a six-day intensive bootcamp in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery.
We are looking for 15 talented young people to take part in a training bootcamp, both to get a feel for the ins and outs of working on a busy set and to equip you with the tools to be successful in working on a high-end TV series or feature film set. Completing the residential will leave you in the best position to secure a permanent job in the film and high-end TV industries. All participants will get a chance to interview for a paid full-time role starting in August at Leavesden Studios.
Location and dates
The residential workshop will take place from 26 June to 2 July at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield.
Accommodation and meals will all be provided for the bootcamp. Travel bursaries will be available.
What the bootcamp covers
The residential will cover:
set etiquette, radios, call sheets etc
deep dives into specific departments and their expectations of new entrants
day at Leavesden Studios for tour and work shadowing on set
Harry Potter studio tour
a day of professional skills, including being a freelancer, how to present yourself, as well as mock interviews with Warner Bros. production staff and feedback
trainee 1 to 1s – opportunity for individual conversations with a selection of recent trainees who can share their honest first day experiences on production
You will meet real industry head of departments from Warner Bros. Discovery, and they will be on hand during the week to oversee sessions and give insight, feedback and answer any questions.
You will be interviewing for Warner Bros. Discovery productions based at Leavesden Studios, Watford. If job offers are made, wrap around support will be available to help with relocation, any equipment needs and also a full-time cohort leader based at the studio responsible for pastoral care and production liaison.
Who can apply
This opportunity is open exclusive to Film Academy alumni and participants who have taken part in our partner opportunities. You must be aged 18 or over, and not enrolled in school or university in September. If you have already taken part in a Future Skills Traineeship you will not be eligible for this opportunity. We are looking for someone who has:
dedication to a career in screen, with a demonstrable interest in chosen area(s)
an ability to work to instruction and to time – can complete tasks as instructed within a set time limit
excellent attention to detail
collaborative approach – able to work in a team
flexibility – can deal with/enjoys work environment that is changeable, where no day is exactly the same
good timekeeping and is willing and able to work long hours (average week is 55 hours)
a positive attitude/can deal with setbacks and enjoys a challenge
strong communication skills