CFF Education

First Steps

A programme of volunteering, mentoring and internship opportunities starting in the months preceding the Festival aimed at young people (particularly targeting those from disadvantaged and minoritised backgrounds via outreach) looking for practical skills in the sector, which support a route to employment in the film industry.

CFF Youth Lab

young people networking at a bar

Launched in 2019 (as CFF Young People's Jury), we are incredibly proud of the Youth Lab's work as it goes from strength to strength, expanding to include a larger group of participants taking in a broader range of activities and roles within CFF. 

Industry Day @CFF

Cambridge Film Festival has long provided great networking opportunities for filmmakers, students and film professionals. Since 2022,  we have presented CFF Industry Day, building on our previous work and formalising the networking and education aims for the Festival. A day of workshops, panels, and discussions brings together partners from across the sector to benefit the filmmaking and exhibition industries. CFF Industry Day provides an opportunity for filmmakers and professionals to create new relationships and learn new skills.

The CFF education programme is supported by

education partners