Our Young Reporter Programme provides children and young people with the opportunity to become the voice of Into Film. Members of the programme are given the opportunity to develop film reporting and reviewing skills, receive media training and attend exclusive behind-the-scenes events, developing their film watching, understanding and presenting to camera skills, and learning how the film industry works from the inside.
If you, or someone you know, would like to become a future Young Reporter, here are some tips for developing the right experience and skills to impress us when applications open again in 2019.
- Practice public speaking
If there's an opportunity to speak in front of an audience, at school or in one of your extra-curricular activities put yourself forward! It's a great skill to have for many reasons, but with the confidence you gain from it, interviews with Hollywood A-listers will be a breeze.
- Watch and review as many films as you can
The more you think and write about film, the more confident you will be in your opinions, and the more creative and insightful your questions to actors and directors will be. If you're a member of an Into Film Club, you can log in and write your reviews on our website and be in with a chance of winning our Review of the Week competition.
- Read, listen to and watch other reviews
There are many interesting film critics out there writing, podcasting and vlogging about their film opinions. Get an idea of the presenting styles you like best and use them to inspire your own approach.
- Set up your own blog, vlog or podcast
Once you've got an idea of how it's done, start your own! It's so easy to record yourself nowadays and find an audience to share and debate your opinions with. Just make sure to keep internet safety in mind when sharing with your audience.
- Talk about film as often as you can
Sharing your thoughts and opinions in a film club or with friends will help you develop your voice and lead to new film discoveries.
Follow the above steps and continue to pursue your passion for film, and we'll be very excited to hear from you when the next opportunity to apply arrives!
In the meantime, check out what our current reporters are up to in the video below and over on the Get Into Film YouTube channel.