Fri 1 October 2021 – Sat 31 December 2022

ZOOM Film School

Free film school for Tower Hamlets residents. Next course: Autumn 2022.

ZOOM offers one year of professional support for those interested in a career in Film or TV, including:

  • 6 weeks of practical filmmaking training, including the production of a short film.
  • 3 mentoring sessions with a high-calibre industry professional.
  • Accreditation (Open College Network credits in Film Production).
  • Masterclasses and networking sessions.
  • Paid placement and job opportunities.
  • Bespoke career guidance and pastoral support.
  • Travel and childcare costs.

Open to:

  • Residents of Tower Hamlets,
  • aged over 18,
  • from a lower socio-economic background, unemployed, in a low waged role, and/or claiming benefits,
  • not in full-time education.

We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the film/TV industry. This includes women, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, single parents, and carers. 


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Deadline: announced in Autumn 2022

Please complete an application form.

You can either apply online here:

Google Form 


download a physical copy and send it to us via email or post:

Download Form

Send the completed form along with:

•    2x proof of address (dated within the last 3 months)
•    A copy of your current CV

to, or by post to Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, London, E2 0QN.

If you have any questions regarding the course or application process, please get in touch.

View short films by our 2020 trainees

Previous trainees have worked on prestigious film/TV productions including: 
Star Wars Episode IX, Hobbs and Shaw, Sally Potter’s Molly, Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Disney’s Pinocchio, alongside numerous music videos and commercials.

Previous ZOOM industry mentors include: BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and Four Corners' patron Ray Panthaki, BAFTA nominated actor, writer and producer and Four Corners' patron Charlie Covell, BAFTA winning editor Kristina Hetherington, BAFTA nominated writer Vinay Patel, award-winning filmmaker Ben Rivers, Femi Oyeniran, and Oscar winning producer Mia Bays.

"It was just amazing how Four Corners were not just offering the course, but also assisted me in everything I needed in order to be able to do it. They covered childcare, for example. They went above and beyond to help me do the course.

The training changed my life. I feel like for the first time in many years, I’m finally able to do something that I really like."

- ZOOM Participant


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