Whether you want to make the most of our free career resources or apply for opportunities on our jobs board, My First Job In Film can really help you to get the best possible start in the film industry. But don't take our word for it, here's what our members have to say...
My First Job in Film has been an essential resource for kickstarting my career within the film industry.
The support that the website has to offer with the CV advice is extremely helpful with working out what improvements I can make.
Sam was my CV advisor and he was super friendly and useful and he also answered any questions and queries that I had about working on set.
The website has a huge range of jobs available to apply to offering some amazing opportunities. Since getting my first job through MFJF it has given me the opportunity to meet people within the industry that have offered me further opportunities and I going on to 1st a short film at the start of the month.
This would not have happened if it wasn’t for the runner position I got through MFJF.
I joined MFJF in March and got my first job 5 months later. Your site was recommended to me by Elstree studios. There are a lot of bogus ones out there so it was good to be recommended from a reputable source.
Your site gives an insight into many jobs in the industry that perhaps I would not have thought of.
I was pleased to be successful. It will give me a step in the right direction.
I starting using the website to get my foot in the door. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me, which I would never have found otherwise.
When I first started using My First Job in Film, I was working as an intern in marketing for a small company in London. Whilst this was a great opportunity, it wasn’t in my dream industry and I was eager to put my MA in Creative Writing to use and pursue my passion for film and television. Of all the other job sites, MFJF was the easiest and most useful place to find job opportunities for entry level positions - especially in the creative industries. The application processes were always quick and easy - which made a huge change from other platforms I was using at the time. I never had to fill in incredibly long information about myself, and all of the jobs recommended to me were stored in one convenient place.
After 4 months of using the service I was asked to interview for a freelance role as a development researcher. I was lucky enough to get the position after an interview and I worked with the production company for 6-months whilst I continued at my other job. Whilst I was there I met my now-boss, who I have been working with full-time for the past year. I am now pursuing my dream of working in script development as a Development Coordinator for his start-up Script Compass which offers support and feedback on scripts to filmmakers from all backgrounds. I really owe a lot of my success to this brilliant platform - now I am even using it to hire other people in film and television.
Thank you MFJF!
- Lili Cooper - Development Coordinator at Script Compass - www.scriptcompass.co.uk
I used MFJF to gain experience that is so needed in this industry and that experience turned into a full-time job and boosted me in the right direction for a career in film!
MFJF has been extremely helpful with not only getting me a job but also keeping me hopeful that there are jobs out there. It’s often understood that getting a paid job in the industry is impossible unless you know someone, however, MFJF has proven that wrong.
I use My First Job In Film as it’s a brilliant site for recent film graduates like myself to add experience to the CV, as well as gain potential full-time employment within the industry. I made an account as soon as I graduated to be able to apply to any opportunities that interested me. The site is very easy to understand and gives all the information needed to apply smoothly, I couldn’t recommend it enough! I was successful in finding an internship through MFJF, which has been a brilliant experience and boosted my confidence as well as my CV
I started using My First Job In Film to help with a career change and was really impressed by the ease at which it could be used, and the amount of jobs were being listed, especially during lockdown. I was delighted to be offered an Internship which has allowed me to get my foot in the door and hopefully push on from there!
The internship was indeed very useful and formative, and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to do that. I use MFJF because it's one of the most comprehensive job websites for people that like me are just starting out in this industry. This is the first time one of my applications has been successful, and it took a while for that to happen. I hope it will now lead to more and better things.
I first joined MFJF after obtaining my BA in Film & English Literature, and finding myself lacking in practical experience. Since joining, I have successfully taken part in two work experience schemes that were both fun and informative.
The first was a two-week in-house runner internship where the production company compensated my lunch, travel and even an international day trip to Prague to courier wardrobe (pre-pandemic of course)! My second, current opportunity is a home-based script reading position that looks like it could possibly extend beyond the finishing date!
Both positions were well worth the MFJF subscription fee and have given me a great baseline to springboard into a future, paid position.
Times are tough at the moment as the industry adjusts to the current Covid-19 climate, with creative job opportunities far and few between, but My First Job in Film has been a light within these dark times, allowing me to continue to seek new experiences and employment opportunities.
My script consultant Dr. Kira-Anne Pelican recommended this site to me. I signed up via email and I began receiving updates/info about jobs. Many of these I passed on to colleagues in the industry who have found work thanks to your website. Info on my present job came into my inbox and I applied. Before I sent my application letter I emailed one of your staff who kindly read through it and made some helpful suggestions. I was really pleased with the discounted charge of £4.99 a month. This makes it affordable for people on low incomes like myself.
All in all I have been really impressed with your website and the service of your excellent staff.
Graduating without a film degree, the idea of even getting a 'foot-in-the-door' seemed impossible. MFJF came up online as a helpful site, and wow it was!
Initially, it gave me hope that there were actually opportunities out there, and subsequently also gave me the chance to take part in some amazing internships within the industry.
I am now doing freelance script reading through a MFJF partner company alongside many other freelance jobs in the industry.
I found My First Job in Film Job through a friend, because I was looking for a place where I could find jobs aimed at recent graduates and junior roles I decided to sign up. It offers a lot of opportunities that are exclusively aimed at production and not just overall job opportunities. I've really enjoyed my experience, I have gotten three internships through the website and it really helped me kick start my experience in the industry.
I started using My First Job In Film after switching from the legal industry to the film industry, which is my true passion. I was worried that I didn't have much on my CV with relevance to the film industry, so I wanted to get some work experience. My First Job In Film was super easy to use, with a great layout and jobs appearing nearly every day. After several applications, I was successful in obtaining two work experience placements in the film industry, despite having never worked in film before. Thank you!
I chose My First Job In Film because I needed more experience after graduating university. I love that the site offers experience and jobs from all elements of film and television production. The jobs come with enough description so I can create the best cover letter for the role which I find important. I’m so grateful that I’ve got some work experience in an area I want to make a career and I have My First Job In Film to thank.
Starting a career in the film industry is a very tough step that will undoubtedly test your patience to its limits. My First Job in Film helped me find an array of entry-level positions that were looking to hire people just like me. Although I grew frustrated after months of applying with no responses, their one-to-one CV and cover letter advice sessions helped a great deal in getting me to my first full-time director/producer position, secured through MFJIF!
MFJIF helped me with my confidence in finding opportunities that mirrored what I wanted to do in life. I never expected to get a response from the internship that I am in right now and I am still getting a few responses from other companies. Trust me when I say, it is worth signing up for MFJIF. I’ve been telling all my friends about it!
Subscribing to MFJF has given me great access to otherwise hard to find career opportunities in film. The site has been a tremendous help in finding roles relevant to my career interests with the details of a role clearly laid out on the site which really helps the application process. I successfully landed a six week Development Internship with Blackbox Multimedia, a TV and Film Production Company through using the site and have now progressed to a Script Reader Work Experience Program with Midsummer Films. My First Job in Film has been instrumental in helping me get experience and make contacts in the industry. I will definitely continue to use it as I work to further develop a career for myself in film.
After graduating from University I was struggling to find a way to get my foot on the first rung of the ladder. Having little experience myself, it was useful to be able to apply for jobs through MFJF who understood that. As a result I was offered a fantastic 3-Month internship in a leading trailer editing company, the experience I've gained has been invaluable, and I am looking forward to carrying it forward into future roles!
MFJF helps provide young film-makers/students/graduates valuable work experience.
MFJF has provided an excellent platform. It is definitely worth the subscription!
Applying to production companies is so easy and convenient than when using MFJF. I recently secured a great internship!
MFJF has been a wonderful tool for starting out a career in film. Constantly refreshing my inbox to see what exciting opportunities they have available each day, which I can easily apply for in seconds on my phone. The Facebook group also provides a great community to get advice and feedback, and without MFJF I wouldn't have been able to secure the work experience opportunities I have. Thank you!
I moved to London with no connections, since using MFJF, I’ve been able to score invaluable work experience and make great contacts I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise!
My placement has provided a great insight into the development of Films and TV Drama. I thoroughly recommend opportunities such as these and membership of MFJF
My First Job in Film is a one-of-a-kind resource. I was able to gain my first role in production as a Production Assistant through the website. I didn’t have much previous industry experience but MFJIF had enough CV advice and career guidance to help prepare me for the interview.
MFJF actually gave me my first job in film! The best site for individuals with limited or no experience to make a start!
For the opportunities that are present to you, it’s definitely worth the investment.
My First Job In Film is a fantastic website full of exciting opportunities within the industry. As a newbie in the film industry it was refreshing to see that there were plenty of opportunity for both film work and film experience/development. I would recommend this website to anyone looking to get their foot in the door within the industry or to seasoned industry campaigners, especially freelancers looking for new work.
I subscribed to MFJF as it was the only website targeted at young aspiring filmmakers trying to break into the industry. I was having no luck finding any work in film elsewhere but I was only on the MFJF site less than a month when I got the role as Post Production Runner in Absolute Post and I have not looked back!"
Your website is amazing to find entry level opportunities in the film industry. After being stock for a few months trying to find that little crack in the door, MyFirstJobInFilm really helped me a lot to understand better what I want and also find those internships and roles that will get me there. I've just finished now an internship at a film sales company where I've really learnt a lot and I can't wait for the next one. I guess you gave me a bit of hope above all.
MFJF has been such a helpful platform for me. Having switched career from a completely different industry, it was hard to get anywhere by myself. MFJIF gave me a way in to get work experience and internships, and then the permanent position at a great production company that I have now!
I've chosen to use your site because I was looking for work opportunities in the UK. As a Belgian based Script Reader, Writing coordinator and Script Editor, I wanted to broaden my horizon and have the possibility to do the same in England. Your site has been really helpful at giving me my first work opportunities: First with the Cheap Cut Film Festival as a Viewer (two years in a row), now with Midsummer Films.
As a student at the NFTS for their 2018-2019 Script Development Programme, I consider myself very lucky to be able to read for my first British Company at the same time. I am sure those experiences will open more doors in future.
Therefore, thanks to MFJF for the amazing work opportunities the website provides.
I found my first job in film by having a quick google of ‘jobs in film - London’ and stumbling across the website. After reading a few of the reviews from young people who seemed to be in a similar ‘post-graduation’ situation to me I decided to sign up to the membership for a month to widen my job search. So many opportunities were available and as soon as I started applying I received very quick responses and ended up with a job extremely soon after! The website as a whole was very informative and helpful, the option to add a video CV also intrigued me and proved the website worked well for creatives. It was a great process and I would definitely recommend to friends, thanks so much My First Job in Film!
MFJIF was recommended to me by a friend and landed me my current position, which I love. It's incredibly easy to use, and the team is very good at keeping in touch with the latest job postings, which was ideal as I was sometimes too busy to check the site myself. For the opportunities that are present to you, it’s definitely worth the investment.
MyFirstJobInFilm provides a flow of opportunities. While more often than not you can find yourself not the match for the job, it does help you to keep trying and is always supportive of your efforts. I have attended a networking event and got a personal consultation. While neither of them helped me to land a job, both were very encouraging and helped me to better understand my place in the hazy world of Development. This, in turn, tuned me to steady growth, and in time led to a job. It is an unpaid position, but the quality of works I get to read and provide feedback on is miles better than the works I get to judge for competitions. I am learning a lot about the industry and the writers by analyzing these works and I feel that it will help me to establish myself as a Script Reader.
MFJF has a huge range of guides for entering the industry. They helped me tailor a CV that gave me a great start in the industry.
MFJF genuinely care and help you get your foot into the door, rather than just being another job site. Thank you so much for your help!
There really is no other service out there like MFJF that gives such consistent and valuable careers advice.
I was following a different career and I applied for a work experience on MFJF. I got it and have stayed with that company ever since.
I hadn't found any jobs or internships until I started using MFJF and now I have a few things lined up. I will definitely be using it again!
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MFJF helped me get my job. It has lots of resources and it's good to see other people using it and getting their feedback.
MFJF is invaluable for runners starting their careers
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After being stuck in a rut with job hunting, becoming a member on MFJF got me my dream permanent job
MFJF has helped me get a role on a Major Feature Film
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I got a Post Production Runner job thanks to MFJF. I had two training days and am now part of the pool of runners.
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I've got lots of internships through MFJF and now my first paid proper job! Thank you MFJF!
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MFJF often have jobs on high profile productions and I've been lucky enough to make really good contacts.
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I got a great placement which I really enjoyed. MFJF has really helped me!
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I have been using the site for about six months now, I have got two internships, a interview, and a job offer!
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I got the job! I am so chuffed and owe some of this success to you guys at MFJF. Thank you so much!
If like me, you have zero contacts, it's a first foot in the door.
Using MFJF was definitely the best choice I made when looking to start my film career.
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MFJF gave me valuable work experience at the start of my career. Which turned out priceless. Thank you
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MFJF without a doubt been the most important point of call for me to find a way in to the industry.
Whilst I was hesitant at first to sign up for a paid service, I'm so glad I did! it got my foot in the door!
The help I received with my CV was a big part of the reason I was eventually hired.
My experience with MFJF has been very positive, I have been a member for 2 months and got 2 jobs.
I got my foot in the door! I'm now a Production Assistant thanks to My First Job in Film.
Since I have subscribed I have been able to work with some great people in the Film and TV industry
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I have been very happy with the experiences I have encountered using 'My First Job In Film'.
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The work I have received though MFJF has allowed me to build up my CV to gain even more professional work.
MFJF is a great support system and motivator for those of us aspiring to become filmmakers or crew members
Best way to use MFJIF by dedicating your time to the most appropriate positions relative to your skillset.
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Work hard and do your best to stand out, even if you have no experience.
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Tailor your CV for each job and treat every application like it's the job of your dreams!
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Find out what really interests you and apply for jobs that fit your experience and skills.
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When you get to work on set, listen to what your directors are saying and learn from them.
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My First Job in Film helped me to open doors that I couldn't on my own.
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The work experience I got through MFJF led to the company asking me to return to do paid projects
I think MFJF is one of the best things that you can be a member of if you are looking for a job in film/tv.
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I got myself three interviews for work-placements (one of them successful) within a couple of days.
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