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The film industry can be a very exciting business to work in, whether you become an actor, are in film production, screenwriting, costume design or you design the set. There are a huge variety of job roles available within this industry!

If you have an eye for a good picture, attention to detail, good hand-eye co-ordination, you are good with people and you are creative then you could think about a career in photography. There are many different types of photographer from wedding to landscape, wildlife, action/sports, forensic, media, underwater and many more besides. To get into photography you could either take a recognised college course or you could get in through an apprenticeship.

There are no set routes into the industry so it's best to take a look at all that is on offer and find the best pathway for you be it apprenticeship, training, courses or employment.

Make sure you get involved in school and local productions or try volunteering with local organisations which will give you valuable experience and help when looking for a job in the industry.

East Anglia boasts an impressive array of arts centres providing support and development opportunities for budding photographers and film makers not to mention some inspiring college courses to help you on your way to your creative career.

The county is also home to some amazing creative companies, such as Eye Film which has produced more than 100 hours of TV content, been BAFTA nominated, won three creative industry awards and a Royal Television Society award as well as working with legends such as Sir David Attenborough.

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BFI Film Club Norwich 2021
Closing Date:
14th May 2021
Location:
central Norwich
BFI Film Clubs offer an exciting opportunity for 12-15 year olds to learn new skills, develop their creativity, and engage with the best of world cinema. They offer high-quality learning about film and wider screen media to a new generation.
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Virtual British Science Week with BT
British Science Week is here! Join BT between 8th - 12th March for virtual British Science Week. They'll be exploring how 5 ground-breaking technologies are delivering "STEAM for good" through daily bite-size videos, "have a go" activities and live Q&A session...
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Common Ground Leaders
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Closing Date:
31st March 2021
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Common Ground Leaders is a community of 18 – 25 year olds who are interested in learning more about the arts, heritage, creating, producing, and changing the world around them. If you’re based in East Anglia, want to join a community of like-minded individuals...
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Introducing the Tech Campus
“Lockdown has highlighted the growing importance of the digital sector, so the opening of our new ‘Tech Campus’ is perfect timing, as it will help shine a light on careers in this fantastic industry. I think now more than ever we are going to need skilled peop...
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Ignite Series
Join current staff, alumni and creative practitioners for an insight into starting a course at a creative university. These talks will provide you with advice and guidance on what studying a creative subject could look like.
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BFI Film Academy (Online Short Course)
Closing Date:
3rd February 2021
Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Interested in a career in the film industry? If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry.
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