Young Reporter Programme

Apply now to join our Young Reporter Programme

Into Film reporter Archie with Emilia Clarke
Into Film reporter Archie with Emilia Clarke

Apply now to be the NEW voice of Get Into Film

We are looking for passionate film enthusiasts aged 13-18 to join our Young Reporter Programme. An incredible opportunity for you, or someone you know, to get closer to the world of film!

Being a Young Reporter gives you the chance to interview big-screen talent and discover what goes on behind the scenes. You will get to cover exclusive film industry events, premieres and festivals, and use your reporting skills to open up the world of film to other young people! If you're a fanatic about film, confident on camera, and keen to share your opinions with others, we want to hear from you!

What does the scheme involve?

  • Regular assignments where you will interview stars and report on all aspects from the world of film
  • Opportunities to attend film festivals, premieres and other exciting film events
  • Write reviews and articles for the Into Film website
  • A chance to develop your own ideas and record videos to be published on the Get Into Film channels
  • Regular training days and tailored preparation for each assignment - you don't have to be an expert before you apply!
  • All travel and food expenses for your reporting assignments and training are covered by Into Film - there is no cost to you for taking part
  • The programme runs from Autumn 2019 to Autumn 2021

How do I apply?

Simply download and complete the application form and record two short vlogs. Use WeTransfer and send everything to youngreporters@intofilm.org. Application deadline is midday on Monday 27 May. Please note you must be resident in the UK to take part in the scheme, unfortunately we are unable to accept overseas applications.

Successful applicants will be contacted within three weeks of the closing date and auditions are scheduled to take place on Saturday 29 June and Saturday 3 August. Please take into consideration your availability for the audition dates when applying. All applicants who are under 18 must be accompanied by an identified adult to the recruitment audition and to any subsequent training and assignments.

If you require any assistance to complete this form or to attend auditions, please get in touch!

Vlogging Tips

  • Find a quiet space to record with even light (avoid strong light behind you if possible)
  • Use a tripod or find a flat surface to balance your recording device on
  • Introduce yourself (first name only) and the theme of your vlog
  • Speak informally and get across your personality as much as possible - imagine you're talking to one of your best friends
  • Please aim to keep all vlogs within the two minute time limit

For inspiration, check out what our current reporters are up to on the Get Into Film YouTube channel.

FAQs

How much does it cost? 

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

What age do I have to be to take part? 

The scheme is open to young people aged 13-18.To apply you 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 you have been accepted on the scheme you will have the opportunity to apply for regular assignments via the weekly newsletter. How often you take part is up to you,  although we ask that reporters commit to at least one assignment per school term (subject to your school commitments). As assignments often take place during the week it is essential that you have the support and permission from your school to take part (sign off 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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