Fresh out of school/uni/a wildly different career? It’s hard getting onto the lower rungs of the film/TV ladder, and it can be difficult to know where to look for jobs. Well, worry no more, we have a near comprehensive list of the best starting out filmmaker websites to get you started.
1) So You Want to Work in TV
Siubhan Richmond’s really useful website. Don’t know who Siubhan Richmond is? You will soon enough. Alongside great advice from pitching to running to acting, this site features a useful links page with career portals and more for all the big names in television.
2) Radar Music Creatives
Into film AND the music industry? This site is perfect for getting a directing gig on a music video.
One of the main media job-posting boards. Check it out for all your cast and crew needs.
4) Production Hub
This hub allows you to create and explore profiles whether you want to offer up your production skills or scout people for your own project.
Despite its shady reputation, Craigslist has loads of independent film-related posts on here, with good genuine people and cool projects. Just don’t get lost in its antiques section or the fascinating depths of its missed connections page.
Another “everything” website like Craigslist. You can find anything on here from cheap film equipment to a desperately hiring director looking for someone just like you!
7) BBC Careers
The Beeb is always hiring. Experience is, of course, required for the more high-end jobs, but they also offer paid work experience and apprenticeships.
8) Shooting People
This website, founded by a group of independent filmmakers, offers connections for cast and crew, funding, scripts and more. They also host a short film competition which could give your career a nice kick-start.
The UK Screen Alliance is a nationwide resource for your post-production needs. Its job hub offers various film and television job vacancies, plus events and training.
10) The British Council
The British Council’s film page offers news, events, and festivals that can inform your career choices.
This website mainly offers film news and reviews of new releases, but also features a film industry jobs hub.
ScreenSkills has loads of advice on those wanting to start out in the (creative media) industry, plus plenty of job opportunities and learning courses.
13) Creative England
Formerly known as South West Screen, this website offers databases, funding, career listings, film festivals and general info for the South West of England.
KFTV is a great international search engine and forum hub for finding fellow creatives, equipment rental, pre and post-production services, broadcasting facilities and anything else you can think of.
Broadcast posts industry news and also features information on jobs, freelancing, and the latest tech. It has links with ITV, BBC and Channels 4 and 5.
17) Launching Films (Film Distributors’ Association)
Film Distributors’ Association, knowledge of more business-focused aspects of film, and includes job listings. https://www.launchingfilms.com/
18) The White Book
The White Book is a giant database/directory for all your film industry needs. Search on it for employers or employees, or get listed yourself.
A UK-wide network of professionals, offering jobs for freelancers and companies. Once you’ve registered, you’re out there!
20) Arts Hub
Arts Hub is a rolling database of jobs and events in the arts world. It also regularly publishes articles with careers news and advice.
21) The Knowledge
The Knowledge is a database of over 20,000 production suppliers within and outside of the UK. It doesn’t require registration, but if you do you get freebies!
22) Talent Circle
Talent Circle is a popular site that offers film training, events, and workshops, as well as Talent Search and Talent Share services for networking and project finding.
23) Film4, 4Talent and 4Jobs (Channel 4)
Channel 4 offers a number of pathways into the film and broadcasting industry. Film4 is the film branch specifically, but 4Talent and 4Jobs are fantastic portals for work experience, apprenticeships and full-time careers in film and journalism.
24) Freelance Video Collective
A film, TV and video network based in the UK. It’s full of graduates and freelancers who apply for jobs or post resumes on our website (everything is free!).
25 Sept – 6 Oct 2019