Young Programmers
Barbican Young Programmers is an opportunity for you to learn how to programme and review films; putting your skills into practice during our film festivals and our monthly Focus events, curated by Young Programmers themselves.

You watch, reviews and selects short and feature films, and programmes events and talks for the annual Focus Film Festival for young people.

Why not come along to the next Focus Film Screening?

Interested in joining the Barbican Young Programmers? 

As a Barbican Young Programmer you'll:

1. Receive training in researching, programming, and reviewing
2. Help select the films for our monthly events, the Framed Film Festival for children and the new Focus Film Festival for young people.
3. Write and film reviews
4. Introduce screenings
5. Run question & answer sessions with special guest stars at the events
6. Have access to industry professionals
7. Meet at least twice a month

Applications for this year are now closed. If you have any questions about the programme or would like to find out how you can get involved in the future, please email

Ages 16–25
Free programme