Training Courses

FEDS 2018: Film Exhibition, Distribution & Sales Trainee Scheme

15/01/2018 - 07/09/2018

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

Are you passionate about film and want to work in the industry, but are struggling to find your way in? 

Applications for this traineeship are now closed.

FEDS is a scheme that gives you the ultimate head-start in film.

With an eight month long paid traineeship at a top film festival or cinema, as well as mentoring and industry expert advice, you’ll leave with a CV that will make you top of the list.

We are looking to recruit ambitious trainees from across the UK who can display these attributes:

  • A passion for film
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office packages and email
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A desire to learn


15/01/2018 - 07/09/2018


Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

Chapter Arts, Cardiff

Glasgow Film, Glasgow

Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield

Trainees will undertake an office-based placement in an independent film exhibition company.

We want to make the film industry more inclusive. People of colour and people who consider themselves to have a disability are underrepresented in cinema and film festival jobs. That’s why we welcome applications from these groups.

What’s involved

  • Trainees will work full time (defined as 35 hours per week) in host companies, and will regularly attend training sessions with the other trainees, which will further enhance their employability skills and knowledge of the film industry
  • Trainees will be paid a monthly training allowance equivalent to the London Living Wage (this is £295.05 per week and is exempt from tax and National Insurance)
  • Trainees will be entitled to 16 days annual leave, subject to agreement with their host organisation
  • Travel bursaries will be available to help trainees pay for attending the industry training sessions

Trainees must….

  • Be new entrants to the film industry i.e. not have more than twelve months industry work experience, be it continuous or discontinuous/paid or unpaid.
  • Be UK residents and eligible to work in the UK.

Applications for this traineeship are now closed.

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