Frequently Asked Questions

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inside Pictures 2022 programme will be more essential now than ever before. International networks are key to successful businesses It is our intention that you become part of the Inside Pictures family, join the ranks of its illustrious alumni, and emerge from these challenging times armed with the confidence, leaderships skills, networks and business acumen necessary to further your international film career.

Gain a 360 degree exposure to all aspects of the film and television industries and how they can cross over; 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 300 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 2023 are as follows:

Module 1

11th – 16th June, London.

Module 2

17th – 22nd September, Los Angeles. Participants are required to arrive on Saturday 16th September and leave on Saturday 23rd September.

Module 3

13th to 17th November, London.

Module 4

10th – 11th January 2024, London.

There are several categories of fees, depending on where you  reside and who is paying your fees. The fee you will pay will be dependent on your circumstances. Please read the descriptions below and select the most appropriate fee for you. The description of each category of fee is below:

UK Freelance: £6000

This rate is for individuals who are personally paying their fee for themselves, ie are not paying the fee through a company.

UK Corporate: £7,500

This rate is for individuals who are receiving financial support from their company to pay for their fee, either in part or wholly.

International Freelance: £7,500

This rate is for non-UK nationals who are paying for their paying their fee for themselves, ie are not paying the fee through a company.

International Corporate: £9,000

This rate is for non-UK nationals who are receiving financial support from their company to pay for their fee, either in part or wholly.

The fee covers:

  • all tutoring costs for online and in person delivery, including MBTI assessments
  • all networking events and lunches during your in-person attendance.
  • hotel accommodation in Los Angeles.
  • after the course, entry to all Inside Pictures events (Berlin, Cannes, and London)

Costs you are asked to cover yourself include travel and accommodation costs for modules 1, 3 and 4, your flight to LA, and general subsistence costs during all modules.

The BFI will financially support 3 British participants from under-represented groups on Inside Pictures. If you’re successful at gaining a place on the course, you will be contacted by our funding team with details on how to apply for this scholarship. This support is available to UK nationals only.

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.

To register your interest in the programme or ask us a question, please