China to UK film industry placement programme 2018

Date: 12 - 16 March 2018
Location: London

The China-Britain Business Council, in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and British Film Institute (BFI), would like to invite applications from Chinese film professionals to come to the UK for a five day professional skills and knowledge exchange, to include a 4-day work placement in their chosen field at a leading British film company.

Five Chinese film professionals will be offered places on the programme, which will be held during the week of 12 March 2018 and include:

  • A day of group sessions, providing an introduction to filmmaking, financing and distribution in the UK
  • A 4-day (or 2 x 2 day) placement with UK film companies, to be tailored to the professional requirements of each participant
  • Evening networking events to meet a range of film contacts from across the UK industry
  • Accommodation from Sunday 11 March - Friday 16 March will be provided
  • Support with and cost of visas will be provided

Note: Participants would be required to cover all other costs including travel to and from the UK and meals outside of the formal programme.

How to apply

Applications are open to Chinese film professionals looking to extend their knowledge and practical experience of the international film business. Professionals working in the fields of development, production, distribution, exhibition and festival management are encouraged to apply.

A good standard of spoken English is required.

Applications can be made via the online portal by 8 January 2018. You will need to supply a short video of yourself and a written statement, communicating the following:

  • Your relevant experience to date
  • why you’d like to come to the UK for this programme and what you’d expect to get out of it
  • how a host company in the UK would benefit from meeting you
  • who your ideal placement host would be (UK film professional and or company).
  • Details on how to share your files will be provided once you have completed the application form.

If you are successful in being offered a place, we will need you to formally accept within two weeks of the offer being made. 

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