“I was impressed by the ‘hands on’ filming experience. I loved the friendly atmosphere and being part of a platform unafraid to critique mainstream thoughts..”

Help make history

Throughout the past year WORLDwrite worked with over 100 volunteers on an epic feature-length documentary on the history of solidarity in the UK. This project won a small grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and support from the National Archives. We are now considering proposals for new programmes and a major documentary project for the year ahead. We will start the new production process during our summer train and shoot package. If developing filmmaking skills or testing your existing skills while making an impact is of interest, then this is definitely for you.

Applications are now open for our Summer Train & Shoot Package

Our free train and shoot packages are designed to ignite your passion for factual filmmaking and storytelling. A dynamic blend of online and face-to-face sessions, you’ll receive immersive camera training using WORLDwrite’s top-end film equipment and invaluable hands-on experience behind the lens. This opportunity is open to everyone aged 16 and above, regardless of your level of experience, whether you’re a seasoned Hollywood director or have never touched a camera. The package will culminate in a celebration of three decades of impact at our grand 30th anniversary garden party. Your commitment to attend all sessions will be rewarded with free training that may set you on a path to success in the world of film and video production. Plus, every volunteer will be credited for their invaluable contribution and immortalized in the end credits of our productions.

Complete the simple application form below and join us on a journey to inspire, create, and make a difference. No one is turned away, but don’t delay as places fill up fast!

Package dates & sessions

Wednesday 17th July via Zoom 7.30pm-9pm: Introductory Event

Get ready to mingle with the crew and meet the rising stars of the filmmaking world! Dive deep into discussions about our mission, our vision, and the adventures that await you in this package. From gripping documentaries to captivating studio shows, we’ll give you a sneak peek into the world of WORLDwrite and you can decide if this journey is for you.

Wednesday 24th July via Zoom 7.30pm-9pm: Shooting from home

Step into the spotlight of the digital age where film and video reign supreme in every corner of the professional world. In this session we’ll unveil the secrets to harnessing the full potential of your phone’s camera. Even blockbuster movies have embraced the mobile revolution. Now, it’s your turn to make waves with your own cinematic masterpieces.

Wednesday 31st July via Zoom 7.30pm-9pm: Fundraising brainstorm

Prepare to unleash your creativity as we explore the limitless possibilities of producing a groundbreaking documentary without a Hollywood-sized budget. In this session every idea, no matter how outlandish, will matter, whether it’s sponsored events, crazy games or side hustles. We’ll dive into the world of budgets and financing and uncover ingenious ways to fund a production with the potential to challenge the status quo.

Wednesday 7th August via Zoom 7.30pm-9pm: Shoot preparation & pre-production logistics

At this pivotal crew meeting we’ll lay the groundwork for our upcoming shoot and delve into shoot preparation and pre-production logistics. From the “what” to the “where,” the “when” to the “how,” we’ll map out our plans. Together, we’ll tackle the issues awaiting us on the streets or within the studio and craft interview questions or presenter scripts to bring out the best from our subjects.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August OR Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August at the WORLDwrite Centre, London E5 10am-6pm: Camera training and first shoot.  

It’s time to dive headfirst into filmmaking with our intensive train & shoot weekends. You’ll need to pick just one of these weekends to keep the numbers sane and ensure everyone has a camera. Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned pro, this is your gateway to mastering the charity’s 4K and HD film equipment. We’ll cover cameras, lighting and sound and provide a lunch and snacks to keep you going. On the Sunday it will be hands-on for a shoot that could make an impact on the world.

Wednesday 14th August via Zoom 7.30pm-9pm: Brainstorming digital promotion

Get ready to revolutionize the world of digital promotion and leave a lasting impression without breaking the bank. While mainstream TV channels may spend millions on marketing, we’ll prove that innovation and creativity are our most powerful assets. We’ll explore groundbreaking ideas to win over hearts and minds, leveraging the full potential of digital platforms to amplify our message.

Wednesday 28th August, Thursday 29th August, Friday 30th August: Grand celebration preparation

You’ll need to roll up your sleeves as we prepare for the grand celebration of WORLDwrite’s 30th anniversary. From decking out gazebos to setting up the ultimate outdoor screening experience, we’ve got tons to do but should have a blast. You will need to pick a day or evening from the above dates to help out as we transform the WORLDwrite garden into a dazzling spectacle. From sprucing up the paintwork to creating a delicious catering spread. At the party, we may screen the footage you’ve captured or feature you if you are up for performing live.

Saturday 31st August: The Big Do!

Get ready for the celebration of a lifetime as we mark WORLDwrite’s 30th birthday. It’s been an extraordinary journey spanning three decades of passion, dedication, and transformative storytelling, and now it’s time to celebrate in style. We’ll have a feast fit for royalty, a big screen showcasing memorable moments, music and captivating live acts. It’s free for volunteers and you can bring along your partner, sibling, or friend and share the moment at a 30th birthday bash to remember.

Wednesday 4th September via Zoom 7.30pm-9pm: What’s next?

At this online get together we’ll review what we have achieved, discuss our production and new plans. We hope you may work with us on future productions and make your ideas matter.

Read on to apply

We don’t need you to send us CVs, we do want you to understand this is voluntary work where content and ideas take precedence. At WORLDwrite, we tackle a wide array of issues, guided by the principles we advocate for as an education charity. These principles are championed on our channel, WORLDbytes, as well as through the documentaries and programmes we create.

We believe in:

  • Democracy for all and the more direct the better
  • Economic growth & serious development for all globally
  • Challenging all forms of prejudice, anti-democratic and anti-human trends
  • Freedom of speech and advancing civil liberties
  • Challenging distrust, fear and intervention in everyday life
  • Advancing new knowledge, ideas and critical thinking
  • Global equality and equal rights for all

To take part in our Summer ‘train & shoot’ package, complete the simple application form below. We will then confirm your place and ensure you get our monthly newsletter which may have additional opportunities.

Places fill up very fast, so don’t delay!

Apply for free film training

Please watch the short WORLDbytes film clips below to give you an idea of the type of programmes and films we make and then complete the simple application form in full. Application forms with no comments on the videos indicated, will not be accepted. Once you have submitted your form we will be in touch to confirm your place and provide you with the Zoom link for the introductory evening.