Events and more for Discover! Creative Careers Week

07 Nov 2023

5 mins
Scotland Careers Day
Scotland Careers Day

Discover! Creative Careers Week is a relatively new annual event that offers online and in-person activities and encounters with employers, and supports young people to hear directly about different sectors, job roles, career pathways and more, across the thriving creative industries.

There are a huge number of careers sessions and events taking place as part of the Discover! Creative Careers Week programme, taking place from 13-17 November, and we at Into Film are pleased to be offering our own selection of careers-focused events in the coming weeks.

The Role of the Independent Producer with Speakers for Schools

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in film production? In this online session - our latest collaboration with Speakers for Schools, held in partnership with independent producers Pact - you will hear industry experts reveal their experiences of working in the creative screen industries, and outline what their jobs in this exciting sector entail.

We will be joined in the session by James Burstall (CEO of Argonon), Sanjay Singhal (CEO of Voltage TV), and Nicola Schindler (Executive Producer and Chief Executive at Quay Street Productions).

The session is completely free, and is aimed at young people in Key Stage 4-5 (or equivalent) and will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 14 November from 14:00-14:45. Registration closes at Midday on Monday 13 November, so sign up now to ensure you don't miss out!

Switched On resource

Discover! Creative Careers Week is the perfect opportunity to make use of our Switched On: Careers in the Screen Industry resource, which was created in partnership with the BFI, and offers careers advice to young people the most up-to-date tools and knowledge about the creative screen industries.

Pinewood Futures Festival

Taking place annually at the iconic Pinewood Studios, Futures Festival is the UK's biggest free screen industry careers event. With the opportunity to meet employers and industry professionals, take part in workshops and attend panels, Pinewood Futures Festival is a perfect visit for those looking to explore a career in the screen industries.

Pinewood Futures Festival takes place on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November. You can book places, or join the waiting list for a slot now.

Careers events at the Into Film Festival

Discover! Creative Careers Week itself takes place simultaneously with our very own Into Film Festival, and there are several key events that are perfect for those young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the film industry. Several films in the Festival will be followed by special talks and Q&A sessions with film industry professionals, including everything from directors, to journalists, to members of the BBFC.

As with everything at the Into Film Festival, all of these events are free to attend, and while some of them are already fully booked, you can still join the waiting list to ensure you're alerted should any places become available. 

Your Fat Friend

Special Event: Pupil Premiere of Your Fat Friend followed by a Q&A with director Jeanie Finlay (suitable for 15+ yrs)

Broadway Nottingham

  • Wheelchair friendly

Jeanie Finlay is one of Britain’s most distinctive documentary makers. She creates award-winning work for cinema and television, telling in

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DateTue 07 Nov

Time13:00 - 15:15

Polite Society
Screening & Talk

Screening & Guest Speaker: Polite Society plus Sky Studios Screen Industries Careers Talk (suitable for 11+ yrs)

Vue Watford

  • Wheelchair friendly

Alongside a screening of Polite Society, students will have the opportunity to hear from Lauren Christy, Talent Manager at Sky Studios Elstr

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DateFri 10 Nov

Time10:00 - 12:20

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Screening & Talk: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse followed by a discussion with film journalist and broadcaster Ali Plumb (suitable for 13 yrs+)

The Cinema in the Power Station

  • Wheelchair friendly

Ali Plumb is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and one of the most-heard movie critics in the UK. A five-year Empire Magazine veteran and fo

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DateTue 14 Nov

Time10:00 - 13:05

Greatest Days
Screening & Q&A

Greatest Days plus Q&A with Director Coky Giedroyc (suitable for 14 yrs+)

Regent Street Cinema

Jukebox musical featuring the songs of Take That, following a group of old school friends who reunite for their favourite boyband’s concert.

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DateThu 16 Nov

Time10:00 - 12:30

She Said
Screening & Talk

Special Event: She Said + Careers Panel (Suitable for 15 yrs+)

Chapter Arts Centre

  • Wheelchair friendly

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are two senior investigative journalists working at the New York Times in 2016 who have been looking into alleg

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DateThu 16 Nov

Time10:00 - 12:50

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Screening & Talk

Are You There God? It's Me Margaret with an introduction from the British Board Of Film Classification (Suitable for 11-16yrs)

The Castle Cinema

  • Audio description
  • Subtitles

Ahead of the film screening there will be a presentation from the BBFC. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn more about the BBFC and th

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DateFri 17 Nov

Time10:00 - 12:31

Revolting Rhymes
Screening & Talk

Screening & Talk: Revolting Rhymes with a talk about the animation process with Magic Light Pictures (suitable for 8 yrs+)


  • Wheelchair friendly

In this session, Magic Light Pictures will use Revolting Rhymes as an example while demonstrating the animation process. Pupils will have th

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DateWed 22 Nov

Time11:00 - 12:45

BAFTA Panel - IWD 2023

Special Screen Industry Careers Event: Young BAFTA Showcase - VFX and Special Guest Filmmaker (suitable for students aged 16+)


  • Wheelchair friendly

Students will have the opportunity to visit BAFTA's home at 195 Piccadilly and hear from a variety of screen industry professionals

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DateFri 24 Nov

Time13:00 - 15:00

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