Frequently Asked Questions

Gain a 360 degree exposure to all aspects of the film industry; Build a greater level of knowledge and understanding of the business; Add value to participants and their companies; Gain access to the highest level of industry contacts through programme speakers as well as the network of over 200 Inside Pictures alumni.
If you are a senior executive or an individual running your own business, you will know that success in part depends on maintaining and growing the right contacts and networks, and understanding all parts of the industry. Inside Pictures is tailored to senior level industry professionals, and represents the next stage after the MEDIA Programme-funded EAVE and ACE. Our previous participants testify to the value of the programme.

Mark Byrne, Head of Business Affairs at Element Pictures and Alumni of 2013 says:

“As somebody involved in a company that straddles production, distribution, exhibition and VOD, I didn’t think I would ever find a training programme that could cater for what I needed but Inside Pictures did… Not only was the calibre of speakers excellent but there was a great mix of participants both geographically and from different disciplines. A particular highlight was the LA module as we got a great insight in to the workings of the industry. We were brought into meet with studios, financiers, agents, and producers and to openly discuss issues with them. I also learned a lot about my own way of working during the negotiating day in London. Overall Inside Pictures was an invaluable experience and I would thoroughly recommend it.”

Thomas Benski, MD and Producer of Pulse and Alumni of 2011, says:

“I must say I was sceptical when I applied as I think it is very hard to find a programme that will be genuinely helpful once you have reached a certain stage of the industry. Well, I was very wrong. IP was a real revelation: the standard of the lecturers and participants has made this experience unique. The most unique aspect for me is the blend of disciplines. Despite all participants being from the same industry, if it was not for IP I would have never engaged with certain disciplines unless we were in a business transaction, by which time it’s too late.”

Anna Godas, CEO at Dogwoof and Alumni of 2015 says:

“What attracted me to the programme was its reputation, the opportunity to broaden the network for my company, both through my peers (who were of a very high caliber), and through the speakers. The insight the programme gives into the Hollywood system is second to none. I have to say, this is not just a course, this is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Dates for 2020 are as follows:

Module 1

7th – 12th June (London)

Module 2

20th – 25th September (Los Angeles) – note: participants are required to arrive on Saturday 19th September and leave on Saturday 26th September.

Module 3

16th to 20th November (London)

Module 4

6th – 7th January 2021 (London)

The fee for attending the programme is Euro 7,500. This covers your fees, your hotel accommodation during the module in LA, most of food and drinks during the modules, and all speaker fees.

Fees are payable in full prior to commencing the programme.

Inside Pictures reserves the right to remove a participant from the programme if their fees are unpaid at the time of starting the first module.

Scholarships are available to contribute towards the cost of the fees.

Bursaries are available to contribute towards the expenses incurred in attending the programme.

Please see the detailed page about Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries for more information

Yes! We very much encourage re-applications. Some participants applied up to six times before getting on the programme.

Each year, we endeavour to make sure the group of participants forms a well-matched and rounded cohort. Applicants may not be the right fit for one year, but this does not mean they have not met the selection criteria.

This is an obligatory component of the programme for all participants. At the end of the programme, participants are required to present a creative and financial pitch for a real film project to a panel of senior film industry executives, which takes place in London on 7th January 2021.


The project work accounts for around three weeks’ work outside the module timetable, and participants receive two sets of one-to-one ‘surgeries’ about their project, as well as guided sessions during the modules. For more information, please see the detailed pages about the Project Work.

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