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MetFilm Futures: a dedicated careers service for the screen industries

By Giuseppe Bruni

13 September 2019

A unique school requires a unique careers service, which is why we have MetFilm Futures, our in-house careers department.

MetFilm Futures exists to support and enhance the career skills students learn and develop whilst studying with us. The service is there for students during their time here and also after graduation.

MetFilm Futures’ careers service can enhance student employability in a number of ways:

Industry Opportunities

The MetFilm Futures Jobs Board advertises job vacancies and connects students with upcoming opportunities including full-time jobs, freelance contracts, internships, and placements. Whenever something new pops up, we post it on our weekly digest so students and graduates are always kept up to date with what’s out there.

Companies such as Universal Music, W5 Productions and ClientEarth are a few who actively come to us to recruit skilled people.

Set Visits

Being based at a working film studio means you’ll often get a glimpse into the many productions being filmed, however, we also arrange set tours here at Ealing Studios and externally.

Recently, some of our students visited the set of romantic BBC drama Trigonometry and the joint BBC-Netflix detective venture Giri/Haji while they were filming in Ealing Studios. Just before summer 16 students went down to Soho to visit the state of the art sound design studios at Wave.


MetFilm Futures offers students exclusive Masterclasses with special guest speakers across all the film and screen disciplines, discussing their work, giving advice and answering questions. Recent guests have included Bryan Cranston, Jack O’Connell, Noel Clarke and Sarah Gavron.

Actor Bryan Cranston giving a Masterclass for MetFilm Futures

Career Surgeries & CV Planning

Students can organise a one-to-one session to talk through various options and paths in the creative industries as well as work on their CV to make it stand out. These sessions highlight ideas students may not have thought of like working in content creation, social media, or advertising at creative agencies as well as the more traditional roles in film and television.

Festival Support

During their studies and after graduation, MetFilm Futures aims to teach and empower all students to navigate the film festival world, helping find the most suitable, interesting or niche festivals for their project.

Edit Support Sessions

Students can book edit support sessions for school work or personal projects. These are designed to give editorial guidance, prior to submission to school or film festivals. Read more about the first cohort of the new MA Film & Television Production students, who attended the Cannes Film Festival in May as part of their course!

MetFilm Production

Students also have access to exclusive opportunities with MetFilm Production, our own production company making high-quality fiction and documentary films. MetFilm Futures are in charge of recruiting and recommending students and graduates to work for MetFilm Production. This includes a three-month internship – open only to MetFilm School graduates as well as various roles on current productions; to date, MetFilm Production have employed more than 85 students and alumni on their films!

MetFilm Futures is run by Sarah Winstanley, who has more than 20-years’ experience in television and media production having worked at the likes of UKTV and Channel 4.

MA Film & Television Production is a one-year postgraduate course, starting in March 2020, designed to prepare you for today’s ever-evolving screen industries.

MA Film & Television students visiting Cannes Film Festival in 2019