Film production covers a wide range of potential jobs – cinematographer, rigger, production assistant, director, sound engineer, hair and make-up designer, costume designer, animatronics technician, the list goes is endless. If you’ve yet to make your mind up which field you are most interested in, the following links might be useful.

Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Whether you’re keen to get started in a film and TV career in Bristol, looking to study or already working and interested in furthering your skills, the Bristol City of Film Who’s Who in Skills & Training directory brings together the Bristol organisations that may have what you are looking for.

British Film Institute

The BFI helps people of all ages to understand and enjoy film by running events and courses at BFI Southbank, by creating teaching resources, and by carrying out research and advocacy work. It encourages new audiences into the world of specialist, independent and archive film by sharing knowledge, techniques and critical approaches.


ScreenSkills is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position. If you’re working in one of these industries, it has information and resources to help you take your career to the next level. If you’re just starting out, you’ll find information on the different jobs out there, to help you decide which one is right for you.

BBC Academy

The BBC Academy is the BBC’s centre for training, where you’ll find the Colleges of Journalism, Production, Leadership and the Centre of Technology. It puts training and development at the heart of the BBC and also works with the wider broadcast industry, equipping people with skills they need for a lifetime of employability in the ever-changing media landscape.


BECTU is the UK’s media and entertainment trade union; sectors covered include broadcasting, film, independent production, theatre and the arts, leisure and digital media.


Raindance fosters and promotes British independent film-making around the world, runs training courses and the UK’s independent film festival.

Creative England / Filming in England

Creative England is a national agency that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. Their Filming in England team assists all types of productions to find crew and facilities in any area of England outside London and manages an extensive crew database which is free to register with.