Training Courses

Women's Leadership 2019-20

21/11/2019 - 17/04/2020

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About the programme

‘We delude ourselves if we think we can achieve a vibrant film culture and prosperous film industry if only half of the talent, skills and creative flair of humankind is marshalled.’ 

Amanda Nevill, BFI Chief Executive

Are you a woman in a senior management position in film exhibition who would like to take creative control of a major venue or step up into the top role at a film festival?

Women’s Leadership is a complete toolkit to take a giant leap in your career, giving you great connections, an unbeatable skill set and the confidence to step into your dream job.


21/11/2019 - 17/04/2020



About the programme

Applications are now open! Deadline: Midday, Thursday 3rd October

Women’s Leadership is an intensive four month programme featuring one-to-one coaching, regular skills development workshops and high-level one to one networking.

Who is it for?

Applicants must be women who have over three years’ experience working in a senior managerial position in the film exhibition sector (e.g. at a cinema or film festival). Applicants should work for, or work closely with, a FAN member organisation(s).

“The best training experience of my life”

Caroline Hennigan, Broadway Nottingham

When and how will the course run?

Course Dates:

Session 1: Thursday 21st November 2019

Session 2: Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th January 2020 (two-day retreat)

Session 3: Thursday 12th & Wednesday 13th March 2020 (two-day retreat)

Session 4: Early April 2020 (date tbc)

Locations for these sessions are still to be confirmed. You must be available to attend all dates and ideally have some flexibility around these months in order to take part in any further one to one meetings.

Fees and support

The total cost is £1,500 which includes course fees, overnight accommodation, materials, coaching and some meals.

You can apply for a bursary toward course fees and travel/accommodation via your regional Film Hub.

You can also apply for a bursary to support your attendance at training activities from ScreenSkills here.

If the cost of attending is a deciding consideration for you, please contact the training team to discuss your options at or call 020 7636 7120.

Supported by the BFI Film Audience Network

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