Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have at least one of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours; or 
  • An equivalent (international) or higher qualification; or
  • An equivalent professional qualification; or
  • Substantial professional experience in film or a related area.

You are welcome to apply even if you haven't made films, but feel you have the ability to and meet our minimum entry requirements. 

We believe that filmmaking talent shows itself in many different ways and we are interested in applications who have a passion for film, but a background or portfolio of work in, for example: theatre, journalism, still photography, graphic design or another creative discipline. 

We are looking forward to hearing why you think you are a filmmaker.

The language of teaching and assessment is English. All students must have a satisfactory knowledge of the English language, due to the need to understand the intensive course of lectures and the demands of group work. Students whose first language is not English will therefore need to provide proof of proficiency in English. More information can be found here.

What You Need for Your Application

  • Completed online application form
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal statement (up to 750 words) – more guidance is available in the online application system
  • An original script for a short film about three minutes in length
  • Education certificates (degree-level qualifications only)
  • Two references
  • A passport-sized photo

In addition, you have the option to upload an example of your film, video, photography, art or literary work your application.

Applicants whose first language is not English may also need to provide proof of proficiency in English. You can find more information here.

Please note that a non-refundable application fee of £50 is payable upon submission of the application.

Selection Criteria

  • A high degree of commitment to studying at The London Film School and to its educational approach
  • A high degree of commitment to a career in filmmaking
  • Relevant artistic talent or originality and/or a grasp of the relevant skills
  • Knowledge of film, film culture and the film industry
  • Ability to initiate and complete complex projects
  • Capacity for critical analysis
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Language skills (spoken, written, listening, communication skills)*
*NB: Applicants should note that this is not a substitute for an approved English language test.