Given that our website receives so many film submissions from filmmakers in the UK, it is fair to say that a large part of our fanbase comes from the filmmaking community. Also, a lot of our readers may have a strong interest in becoming a filmmaker, but have no idea where to start. With this in mind, we would like to showcase filmmaking courses in the UK on this page. It will be our goal to find and promote the most prestigious and exciting institutions out there who offer the skills and experience to get you behind the camera and making films.
If you would like us to consider a particular filmmaking course in the UK, perhaps because you have already attended it and would strongly recommend it, or you may be the organiser of such a course and want people to know about it, please send us a message using the form below.
Filmmaking courses can often seem like a redundant notion in a world where information flows so laughably easy, and technology has become so easily available (and cheap) that anyone can pick up a camera and shoot. However, here at UK Film Review, we see and review films of all standards, and our movie critics will be the first to tell you that we can almost always tell when someone has had training and when someone has not. Like any craft, filmmaking has fundamentals that need to be considered when attempting visual storytelling. This could be from a technical level, or from a more character based perspective.
The filmmaking courses in the UK, and their providers, which you will see here should always be aimed at people who have a passion for storytelling. Even if you are the guy holding the boom mic or the girl composing the score, you should always want to achieve something special in terms of the final movie. Being the best at your role will mean that you will be able to open more doors for yourself, convincing others in the industry that you are the best choice for their next project, or to convince others to join your own!
Brighton Film School
Looking for career focused practical filmmaking? Do you want to learn more about the work of different departments in film and get hands-on filmmaking experience before deciding on your career path? This diploma offers the special opportunity to develop your practical and theoretical skills as a filmmaker, working with established industry professionals. Accredited by the International Moving Image Society, it covers the filmmaking process in depth, so you are introduced to the full range of industry roles and departments including cinematography and directing.
Based in the heart of Brighton, the film school is an industry respected institution, offering courses taught across two specialist sites by practicing filmmakers, artists and technicians.
Course fee: £3,750
Start date: September
Duration: 9 months, one day a week
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More filmmaking courses coming soon...in the meantime, take a look at some of our Filmmaker Interviews.
"It starts with the story and script...Once you've got that then you need a great team of people around you."
Nick Goulden, Filmmaker
"I want to see a no name take the lead opposite a name!"
Kristin Muri, Actor