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Filmmaking BA(Hons): Links with business and industry

How we work with industry partners

The Filmmaking BA(Hons) programme has strong links within the moving image sector, through both:

  • its active staff - all of whom are working within the industry in various capacities; and
  • a series of work experience programmes - offering students a way into key organisations in moving image.

Placements and projects

We offer work a range of work experience opportunities for students to take part in. Recent examples include:

  • work placements at BFI Southbank
  • work placements at Film London
  • key production roles on Channel 4's 'Stop Play Record' commissions
  • work placements at Film & Video Umbrella
  • work experience at Fly Film
  • PAs/runners on various productions
  • work experience at Suite TV post-production house; and
  • work placement at various film festivals.

BFI Southbank

Kingston University BFI interns 201213Our excellent links with BFI Southbank, the UK's premiere film organisation, have enabled many filmmaking students to participate in BFI Southbank's exciting activities, including:

  • the youth jury for the London Film Festival (LFF);
  • internships in key departments;
  • participation in the BFI's Future Film Festival;
  • participating in exhibitions, schemes and programmes; and
  • all students attend an introduction to key BFI resources.

BFI Future Film Festival internships

Our students benefit from a wide range of activities offered through the partnership between Kingston and BFI. This includes an internship programme at the BFI Future Film Festival, which Kingston's first and second year filmmaking students can apply for. The three-month, two-day-a-week internship will be offered to two students each year following a selection process. Selected students will support the programming and education team to deliver a weekend of films in February. The Future Film Festival is part of the ongoing partnership between filmmaking at Kingston and BFI.BFI logo

For more information on the festival please visit the BFI website.

Other examples of work professional development opportunities

Kathryn Attrill at Film London:

"During my second year Kingston offered me the opportunity to take part in an internship with Film London's FLAMIN team. This gave me a greater understanding of how artist moving image operates from pitching ideas to distribution."

Berta Lozano on Stop, Play, Record:

"SPR has helped me to shape and reaffirm a specific interest towards video art that has flourished throughout the last two years during my Filmmaking BA at Kingston School of Art. The workshops and opportunities provided by the ICA as part of SPR scheme have been extremely beneficial in helping me develop new skills and gain inspiration as a filmmaker."

Ada Wesolowska at LUX:

"I got a unique opportunity to thoroughly expand my passion for the analogue film during my work experience as film checker at LUX."

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