• APRIL: April 27th-May 3rd
  • JUNE: June 15th-19th *5 days instead of usual 6, but can be combined with The Great American Pitch Fest in Burbank, June 20-22nd.
  • OCTOBER: October 26th-31st  *AFM Nov 5-12, 2014.


Who can apply?
Those who are considering the move to Los Angeles, and/or those who want more of an insight into the Hollywood film business. For eligibility please see qualifications below. Any questions on eligibility, then please call. Offered to people aged 18 years and older. 

How much?

The Hollywood Field Trip: £950.00 Early Bird special *£900.00 Early Bird special for the JUNE Trip as only 5 days instead of the usual 6 (non Early Bird price per person is £1200.00).


Please Note: This fee includes all meetings and workshops, transport to and from the hotel (not including to and from the airport). Participants are responsible for flights, accommodation, meals, travel insurance and any other expenses. 



Due to the competitive nature of the spots available, we need to ensure that all interested parties meet the minimum professional requirements in order to partake on the Field Trip. Please email Genevieve at gen@guerillafilm.com with your background/resume/details and also if you have any questions in whether you would qualify.


For Writers: You must have at least completed one feature screenplay or teleplay; and have other projects to pitch executives. 

For Filmmakers: You must have produced one short film, or one feature film, or one television programme; and have at least one project to pitch executives. 

For Producers: You must have worked on one short film or one feature film, or one television programme; and have at least one project to pitch executives. 

Enrolment is limited.

Hollywood Field Trip 7 - April 27-May 2, 2014

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Hollywood Field Trip 8: June 15-June 19, 2014

Hollywood Field Trip 9: October 26 - 31st, 2014


We do not provide accommodation, however we can suggest the following hotels in Santa Monica, for you to make your own reservation. We will be meeting each morning and dropping off each evening at Starbucks on Wilshire Boulevard and Xstreet -Third Street Promenade (308 Wilshire Boulevard), so it is recommended to book a hotel within walking distance.  


The following are some suggested hotels. Please note that we cannot guarantee their quality nor availability. Should you need any help in this matter, then please contact us at gen@guerillafilm.com.


Great apartments let out at extremely reasonable rates. Sometimes, the apartment is completely rented out to you, or you rent out a room in an apartment. Previous HFT alumni have had great experiences using this service, and end up feeling more of a local than a tourist. 

Hotel Carmel

201 Broadway Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2311
(310) 451-2469

Cal Mar Hotel Suites

220 California Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403-3606
(310) 395-5555

Holiday Inn Santa Monica Beach at the Pier

120 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0676

Ocean View Hotel

1447 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2116
(310) 458-4888

2nd Street Youth Hostel

1434 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2302
(310) 393-9913


Refund/Cancellation Policy for The Hollywood Field Trip

If cancelled more than four weeks in advance of the start of a session the applicant will receive 50% of their initial registration back.

If cancelled less than four weeks prior to the start date of a session the applicant will not be entitled to a refund.