Sat 1 January 2022 – Sun 31 December 2023

Free training for Film and TV Careers

Free training for Film and TV careers

APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON: Our three free training schemes for Tower Hamlets and Hackney residents looking to jump-start a career in film or TV.


Come along to our Open Morning session on Friday 29 July, 11-1pm.

We'll have a short presentation going over the courses available, along with a chance for refreshments and to fill out the applications in person with our training coordinators.

Sign up here


If you can't make it, complete the application form/s online once they're up, following the links below.

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1. Introduction to Film and TV
One course: September 2022 (5 days over 2 weeks)
Deadline: 12 September 

An overview of entry-level jobs, ways into work, CV writing, interview skills and working as a freelancer, open to residents of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.


2. Working in Film and TV
Two courses: October to December 2022 or January to March 2023 (3 days per week over 6 weeks)
Deadline: 12 September 

Practical filmmaking course, with opportunities for creative practice, open to residents of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.


3. ZOOM Film School
Three Courses: October to December 2022, January to March 2023, and April to June 2023
Deadline: 30 September 

6 weeks of practical filmmaking training, including the production of a short film, with accreditation (Open College Network credits in Film Production). Open to residents of Tower Hamlets.


  • Can I apply for more than one course? 
    Yes, you can apply for more than one course. We will be shortlisting and interviewing applicants before we give you an offer.  We cannot guarantee that everyone will be offered a place.
  • Can I apply if I am a complete beginner?
    Yes. If you have no prior experience, we recommend that you apply for the Introductory course alongside one other scheme.
  • Can I apply for the ZOOM Film School if I live in Hackney?
    Unfortunately this scheme is only open to residents of Tower Hamlets.

If you would like further information, please email us at

ZOOM Film School is generously supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets.