Breaking into the Film Industry

(12 customer reviews)


Raindance Members get 20% off this course.

Next date: Tuesday 12th November, 18:30 – 21:00
Single evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE or Online
* Concession rates available. Proof of eligibility will be required.

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About Breaking into the Film Industry

If you want to work in the film industry as a writer, director, producer or crew, your chances of success will succeed if you make a plan of attack for breaking into the film industry. Learn how to identify particular areas of interest to you, and how to find and approach the people who can help and hire you.

This class is part of the Filmmaker’s Foundation Certificate course.

What will it cover?

  • Creating a showreel
  • Presenting yourself: CV’s and query letters
  • How to break in as a writer, a director or producer
  • Getting jobs in a film crew: sound, camera, art department, post-production etc.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the class, you will be able to identify key areas of focus and put together a personalised plan for breaking into the film industry which supports your particular aspirations, including networking and career development opportunities.

How will you be taught?

This class is taught lecture-style with opportunities for students to ask the tutor questions.

Who should attend?

Breaking into the Film Industry is suitable for anyone with aspirations of working in film, including students, career-changers, hobbyists and those new to filmmaking.


What they’re saying?

Just wanted to drop a quick e-mail to say how brilliant I found the Breaking into Film class. I watched the whole thing on Google Hangout (great idea, saved me the evening dash to London) and made so many notes. Really beneficial to my ‘muddle’ towards filmmaking, definitely took a lot away from it.
Luke Prince

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12 reviews for


Breaking into the Film Industry

  1. Andrea

    This was a really excellent seminar, informative and full of amusing anecdotes drawn from Elliot’s vast experience in the film industry. There was also plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to start their career or make a career change.

  2. James

    A great opportunity to benefit from some knowledgabele advice from Elliot and to ask questions too.

  3. Ashley (verified owner)

    I did this as a stand alone, not part of the certificate. As a career changer trying to break in I found this really helpful. A lot of useful tips I would not have known about. Unfortunately I had to attend online and missed joining in but I could sense there was a good vibe in the room. Elliot’s skill as a storyteller is a model of what one hopes to achieve.

  4. Zohaib Butt

    Elliot was full of amusing anecdotes as well as excellent knowledge and experience working in the film industry. It was a massive joy to attend this seminar for the first time and he did not disappoint.

  5. Dorothy Diamond

    Elliot i live for your anecdotes on the course its almost the most practical way of learning and getting the knowlege we need to be incredible filmmakers. I have learned so much in a very short space of time

  6. Aida

    The best way of learning it’s through experience and the way Elliot shares his knowledge is as if you could be living it yourself. Full of useful real life tips and a great opportunity to ask questions and meet others that were not part of the certificate. Fun, relaxed and learning atmosphere

  7. Giuseppe (verified owner)

    It’s a fantastic course, Elliot really knows his stuff. I hope to learn more in the future

  8. priyantha wijekoon

    i had good knowledge with Elliot and learn lot of thing in that session about how to break in to the film industry.

  9. Sara Luna Caland

    Fantastic course! Great tips on how to break into the film industry for independent filmmakers!

  10. albertobotturi (verified owner)

    This is a very interesting course that gives you a vast and complete idea of the filming production companies and some useful tips to present yourself the way it should be, I’m really glad to have been there

  11. Ghislaine Vedel (verified owner)

    It was very interesting especially for someone who is new in that environment.
    Thanks to Elliot who shared his experience, gave us all the information and all those funny anecdotes.

  12. Nicole Loong

    Thanks Elliot for an interesting and informative class! I learnt a lot about the film industry.

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