Screen Ashford

Screen South, Ashford Borough Council & Borderpoint Films present

The film and TV industry need fresh talent from Ashford like YOU!

With the British Film Institute forecasting a need for nearly 21,000 new crew members by 2025 and the highly anticipated Ashford International Studios on the horizon, now is a great time to prepare for future opportunities in the film and television industry. Screen Ashford needs fresh talent and experienced industry professionals to make it happen!

Screen South, in partnership with Ashford Borough Council and Ashford-based film company Borderpoint Films, is proud to announce the launch of Screen Ashford, an innovative initiative designed to nurture and develop the next generation of industry professionals and provide a network for the region’s industry professionals. This programme offers a range of exciting events and labs for all ages over the next year along with training activities specifically for residents, workers, and students in the Ashford borough.

Screen Ashford’s plans to nurture a new generation of industry professionals include a range of exciting opportunities for people living, working, or studying in the Ashford borough and neighbouring areas. Whether you’d like to get behind the camera, work in the editing suite, or manage production schedules, Screen Ashford wants to help you turn passion into profession.

Summer Screen Programme

Kicking off the programme is Screen Ashford’s inaugural Summer Screen, an exciting initial programme of events and workshops (detailed below), with further events & workshops to be announced later on for the Autumn season.


3-Day Film School (18+, 12 places): A practical script-to-screen introductory programme

Fri 12th, 19th, and 27th July 2024   |   10am – 5pm   |   Borderpoint Studios, Ashford


Short Film Screenings: A 1-hour screening of short films make in and around Kent

Wed 17th July 2024   |   7pm – 8pm   |   Ashford Cinema, Elwick Place


Screen Ashford Network Launch

Wed 24th July 2024   |   7pm – 9pm   |   Ashford Cinema, Elwick Place


Screen Ashford Film Competition Launch: Screen Ashford will commission 4 short films (3 mins) to be made in and around Ashford, each with a £3000 contribution from Screen Ashford

Thu 25th July 2024


Introduction to Creating VR Projects (18+)

Mon 5th & Tue 6th August 2024   |   10am – 5pm   |   Virtual Recreation, Elwick Place


Film Culture Camps (14-17 years, 20 places)

Wed 7th August & Thu 8th August 2024   |   Ashford Cinema, Elwick Place