BFI Cornwall Film Academy and Beacon Project – Creatives and Filmmakers

Cornwall Film Festival’s new education, training and CPD hub Beacon, have teamed up with the BFI, the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University and Truro Penwith College to deliver professional filmmaking workshops to young people in the region.

We will offer opportunities for industry training in Writing and Directing through to Production, Sound Mixing and Recording, Cinematography and Editing. There will also be opportunities to learn about film history, cinematic storytelling and the exhibition and distribution of film at a local level.

We will train and inspire the next generation of filmmakers and media creatives, supporting talented and committed young people to develop the knowledge and skills to help make a career in film, broadcast and media a reality

The BFI Cornwall Film Academy will train and support talented and committed young people (aged 16-19) from Cornwall to develop the knowledge and skills to help make a career in film a reality. Led by industry speakers giving masterclasses throughout the 7 units of the programme students will receive 70 hrs of training with a Level 2 qualification Silver Arts Award as the final outcome.

Beacon offers a broader range of training for all members of our community with a particular focus on working with young people aged 14-24, to develop the skills of local talented young people from Cornwall who hope to pursue a career in filmmaking or the media.  .

We are now recruiting, on a freelance basis, experienced creative filmmakers, producers, animators and education specialists for our education, training and CPD roles.

Key skills:

  • Industry experience & extensive knowledge of the subject area
  • Ability to work well with students of all ages and backgrounds
  • Organisational skills
  • The ability to work as a team with colleagues
  • Safeguarding
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Written skills to produce coursework materials
  • Creative skills to deliver interesting lessons and lectures at the right level for young people.

Responsibilities include:

  • developing programmes of learning activities
  • planning, preparing and researching sessions
  • preparing teaching materials
  • contact/teaching time with students on an individual or group basis
  • checking and assessing students’ work and giving feedback
  • encouraging personal development via tutorial/pastoral work
  • attending stakeholder meetings & liaison with other professionals/employers
  • evaluating programmes


The job commonly requires working evenings and weekends.  A Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or CERT ED and Arts Awards is beneficial but not essential. All projects operates across Cornwall so a driving licence and transport is useful.  

Supporting our programmes we use innovative learning resources, ranging from social media-based educational tools, to an eBook, podcasts and webinars.  Experience of social media skills, WordPress, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey, YouTube/Vimeo & Google platforms is desirable.

Pay rates

CFF uses variable rates of pay for all projects, timesheets and invoice templates are supplied. Tutor £200 – £240 per day, depending on experience | Project management £175 per day £25 per hr | Admin £70 per day £10 per hr | Professional writing £200 per day £28.50 per hr | General writing £105 per day £15 per hr | Technical Projectionist/Sound/Equip  £125 per day £20 per  + Travel at 40 per mile.

Cornwall Film Festival is an Equal Opportunities employer see our Equality & Diversity Policy here >

Please send a Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter outlining in maximum two sides of A4 to –  Deadline – ongoing