Directors Lab - are you aged 16-25 & an aspiring director?

Posted on 10 July 2012

First Light have teamed up with Directors UK to give aspiring directors aged 16-25 the opportunity to learn about the role and work of the director.

The Directors LAB will guide participants through all stages of production from development and pre-production, production and post-production to understanding the directors vision, working with crews, DOP’s, actors and editors. It will also offer practical advice on how to build a career as a director.

Delivered through a series of guest speakers, exercises, case studies, project work, discussions and practical exercises participants will spend 3 days getting to grips with what it takes to be a director.

The Directors LAB aims to support aspiring filmmakers in learning the craft of directing. This opportunity is targeted at self-motivated and self-achieving young filmmakers aged between 16-25 years, applications are especially welcome from those from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented within the film industry.


Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September. Each day will run from 9-6pm and you must be available to attend all 3 days. Lunch will be provided.


The course will take place in Yorkshire (venue TBA). This course is free of charge to successful applicants. Some discretionary bursaries to assist with travel and childcare may be available. Successful applicants can request a bursary application form once accepted onto the scheme.


Your application should arrive no later than TUESDAY 31st JULY at 5pm.
Successful applicants informed by: 15 August 2012.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Directors UK website.

For any queries, please call 020 7240 0009.

Directors Lab - are you aged 16-25 & an aspiring director?