Thursday July 18, 2019

eastside film crew

are you aged 18-25 and interested in making documentaries and promos?  

got the start of an idea but need a bit more knowledge and practical skills to get you going? 

We are launching a year long programme of development opportunities to build our Eastside Film Crew. You will be supported to make professional promotional films with partners as well as the opportunity to apply for in-depth mentoring to make your own work.  Commitment will be two to four days a month, with some flexibility around your other work or study hours, and generous expenses.

Applications are open now!


What will I get out of joining the crew?

- you'll be part of a year long development opportunity 

- you'll gain a new network of peers and industry contacts
- you'll have the opportunity to join an intensive summer school to hone skills and work with industry professionals 
- you'll get the chance to work on commissions with major cultural partners and build your portfolio across all disciplines
- you'll have the opportunity to apply for professional mentoring, kit loans and a micro-production budget to create your own short form documentary

How do I apply?

Initially you need to take part in Documentary Workshops taking place between 9th-12th April

More info below:

Over the course 4 days Eastside will be running a number of practical courses and masterclasses with film and documentary makers.


What will I get out of workshops: 

- Learn research techniques and first steps to develop an idea into reality 
- Learn how to develop questions and interview a subject for documentary or promo genres
- Get hands-on with industry level Cameras in small groups 
- Work in a group to complete a filming task over course of one day
- Learn about using lights for filming
- Learn how to edit on Premiere Pro
- Meet and network with like minded emerging film makers 


key dates: 

Workshops will take place on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of April 2019 (10am - 6pm) at the Eastside offices in Shoreditch. 


After completion of this course you will have the opportunity to take part in a further three hands-on Documentary making weekend boot camps. 

These weekends will take place over: 
27th/28th April 
4th/5th May 
11th/12th May 

We will be encouraging people who complete the Easter Masterclasses to apply for these bootcamps and then go on to join Eastside Film Crew - more details available at the start of the course.

Click here to apply



Application deadline is Thursday 28th March 2019. For any questions about the application process or programme please email


The course is free but there is a £15 commitment fee for the inital part of the programme. Bursaries are available, please enquire for more information.


Eastside Film Crew is generously supported by the BBFC