Applications now open for our Young Reporter Programme

01 Apr 2019

5 mins
Into Film reporter Archie with Emilia Clarke
Into Film reporter Archie with Emilia Clarke

Applications for our Young Reporter Programme are now open!

Applications are now open, and we are looking for our next group of reporters - a troop of film enthusiasts aged 13-18 from across the UK. If someone you know is looking for an opportunity to get into the world of film, whilst enhancing their presenting and interviewing skills, then this is their chance!

Our Young Reporters go on regular assignments and have access to previews of major film releases and exclusive interviews with inspiring actors and filmmakers. Reporters are given media training and tailored preparation for each assignment, and their reactions and reviews are published on our youth-facing Get Into Film channels.

I love being a reporter because it's opened up so many new opportunities for me, I've matured as a person, and I'm a lot more confident

Rashaan, 14

Being an Into Film reporter is not only an incredible chance to meet inspiring people and get behind the scenes of the film industry, but it also builds skills in public speaking, presenting, critical thinking, interviewing and reviewing. Our reporters are encouraged to contribute ideas and work with our team of producers to create and shape video content for our youth-facing channels. Plus, reporters benefit from sharing experiences and networking with other young film enthusiasts from all over the UK at the regular training days.

I've really enjoyed being a reporter because it's taught me so much about the film industry and how things work. I've also developed my confidence and interviewing skills, and I've had so much fun doing it!

Alexa, 18

It's completely free to take part in the scheme, and Into Film cover the costs of travel for reporters and their chaperone when attending assignments and training days.

It's easy to apply - applicants simply download the application form and send via WeTransfer alongside two short vlogs to youngreporters@intofilm.org

The deadline for applications is Monday 27 May at 12pm. Successful applicants will be contacted within three weeks of the closing date. Auditions are scheduled to take place on Saturday 29 June and Saturday 3 August. All applicants who are under 18 must be accompanied by an identified adult to the recruitment audition and to any subsequent training and assignments.

The best thing about being a reporter is the range of opportunities. For my first press junket I was interviewing Daniel Kaluuya and Letitia Wright, and the next I was at a Classic Screening Day watching an old film about the Cold War. The range of what I've been able to see and do is amazing

Eli, 15

FAQs

How much does it cost?

Nothing! It's completely free to take part in the Young Reporter programme, with all travel expenses covered by the scheme.

What age can take part?

The scheme is open to young people aged 13 - 18. Applicants must be aged at least 13 from 1/9/2019, and no older than 20 by 31/8/2021.

Where does it all happen?

Training events and the majority of assignments take place in London (travel arrangements will be made and/or expenses covered for those travelling from outside of London). We also cover premieres, festivals and behind-the-scenes events at other key locations across the UK

I'm a fan of the channel but I don't live in the UK, can I apply?

Unfortunately not, we can only accept applications from young people resident in the UK.

How long does the scheme last?

The two-year scheme runs from Autumn 2019 to Autumn 2021.

How does it work?

Once accepted on the scheme, reporters will have the opportunity to apply for regular assignments via a weekly newsletter. Reporters can take part as often as they want, although we ask that everyone commits to at least one assignment per school term (subject to school commitments).

As assignments often take place during the week, it is essential that reporters have the support and permission from their school to take part (permission from a named teacher will be sought as part of the confirmation process for every young person accepted onto the scheme).

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