Film lovers hoping to get into the industry can take free places at an art hub whose past trainees went on to work on Star Wars and Mission Impossible.

Gallery and multi-function art hub Four Corners has also seen alumni get jobs with Idris Elba's directorial debut Yardie and Disney's live action remake of Pinocchio.

It is now offering places on a six-week practical filmmaking course beginning in January 2023.

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Working in Film and TV includes masterclasses and is open to people in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest.

Training co-ordinator Deborah Salter says the course gives trainees an overview of film production as they work with a team to develop, shoot and edit a short film.

She added: "It's a great opportunity for those with little or no experience to gain the necessary skills and confidence needed to progress to a range of entry level jobs in the creative industries."

Four Corners is also accepting applications for an intensive training programme to introduce them to the film and television industry.

The ZOOM Film School is open to Tower Hamlets residents only and includes hands-on experience, mentoring sessions and potential work placements in the industry.

The next rounds of training will be from January to March 2023 and April to June 2023.

The deadline to apply to the ZOOM Film School is January 2 and to Working in Film and TV is January 6.

Both programmes are open for those aged 18 and over. 

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