Welcome to Central Film School

We train filmmakers and screenwriters to work in the industry as soon as they graduate, both in the UK and internationally. All theory classes are used to support practical exercises, giving our students the opportunity to transform their learning into filmed productions.

Central Film School was established in 2008 to offer highly personal and practical teaching by working professionals.  

Central Film School delivers relevant, practical training in a supportive, collaborative and creative environment. Small and friendly, the school provides continuous access to tutors and has one of the highest student-equipment ratios of any school in the UK.

The school is a partner of the Bertha Foundation, a charitable organisation which champions forms of activism that bring about change. In line with the foundation's goals, Central Film School aims to nurture talent and support content creation that can change things in our world, which is why we've introduced new MA courses in social impact documentary and directing fiction.

All of our tutors are working film industry professionals and include those at the forefront of new and emerging technologies.  

One of the key teachings at the film school is that while technical proficiency in filmmaking is necessary, this cannot engage and entertain an audience without a genuine focus on story.

We want to develop students with a thorough and robust appreciation of original, visual storytelling - studying an 'idea generation' process to provoke fresh and innovative approaches to narrative.

The school admits a maximum of one hundred students across all programmes each year in order to keep class sizes intimate and friendly, to ensure maximum interaction with tutors, and to give great access to all our equipment and facilities.