London Film Academy


We understand that the cost of film education can be prohibitive, and we are committed to addressing the need to improve the diversity of the UK workforce within the film industry. The Panic Report, published in 2018, highlighted that just 12.4% of people working in film, television or radio in the UK hail from a working-class background. 

To demonstrate our commitment to affecting real change and provide cultural and social diversity within London Film Academy (LFA), we offer financially assisted places in the form of scholarships and work opportunities. We currently have five paid freelance positions for the BA (Hons) in Filmmaking and some places available for the Filmmaking Diploma, along with two half scholarships that are intended to significantly reduce tuition fees for our BA(Hons) in Filmmaking commencing September 2019. 


Would you like to gain valuable experience providing services at London Film Academy, while studying and completing your filmmaking course?  

Our freelance opportunities are open to all UK & EU applicants with the right to work in the UK, even those who have already enrolled onto the course with us.  

About the freelance opportunity: 

We offer beneficial rates for students offering their services on a freelance basis as Team Assistants at LFA. Eligible students can invoice for £12.50 per hour for up to 280 hours over a 1 year period and will complete these hours around their study schedule. 
This equates to a pre-tax total of £3,500. This option is open to students who have the right to work in the UK and who have been accepted onto a long course (BA or Diploma).

Should you be successful, you will be contracted as a Team Assistant and you will be providing services primarily at the Front of House to provide access, welcome visitors, prepare classrooms and assist staff and tutors in a range of ad-hoc tasks that are scheduled alongside your studies. Shifts are arranged before and after classes, at weekends and through the holidays, but will not clash with your scheduled classes or film shoots.  

These positions are in high demand and LFA make every effort to ensure this is a rewarding experience, whereby you gain invaluable experience at a busy film school while completing your studies. You will be able to list this work completed at LFA on your CV and freelancers who perform well and provide good services will be provided with a reference from LFA staff. 

How to apply: 

To be considered for the Team Assistant position, please send the following as an email attachment to

  1. A personal statement of no more than 500 words, outlining your need for financial support and your interest and suitability for the role. 
  2. You should highlight any relevant work experience. 

Candidates will be informed as to whether they have been successful by September 2020. We look forward to receiving the above listed materials. 

Should you have any questions at all, please contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 7386 7711, Skype: admissions.londonfilmacademy or email:

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