Access Moving Image

The Media Place, 655a Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4BA

About Access Moving Image

On the surface we’re a production company that makes entertaining and thought provoking films for cinema and internet audiences, along with highly effective communication films for business clients in the private, public and third sectors.

But we’re a little different from other production companies, because we use our own surplus revenues to develop and sometimes subsidise social film projects through our ground-breaking First Shot and InFocus initiatives. These filmmaking projects allow everyone – including young people, the marginalised and the ignored – to access training and contribute to discussions about issues that affect them. These films offer a candid insight into the cultural make-up of our society and can be used to influence decision makers and affect change.

We work regularly with a team of educational consultants and school improvement experts to develop new CPD programmes for teachers. Our CPD is unique in that it helps teachers to use film in their class practice to raise the attainment of their pupils in literacy and other areas of the curriculum. 

We’re passionate about the need to find and develop talent. Our New Wave programme supports and incubates emerging filmmakers within the region by creating freelance work opportunities and access to advice and low cost resources. New Wave also allows practitioners to develop their own individual projects within a co-production relationship free of creative interference. The programme has supported the development and production of countless short films culminating in the award winning feature documentary ‘We Are Poets’.

Training Offered

Learner Profiles

Progression Routes

Students from Access Moving Image are looking for the following opportunities: