For young people who love films, whether it’s creating them or acting in them, YFA’s all-inclusive Summer Camp is a dream come true: a chance to eat, sleep and breathe movies! The camp is held at Culford School, one of the UK’s leading boarding schools, and includes all board, meals, tuition, excursions, equipment and activities.
Click the link at the bottom of this page to download the full YFA Summer Camp Brochure.
Students on YFA Summer Camp will divide into 2 crews: FILMMAKING CREW (for aspiring filmmakers) & ACTING CREW (for aspiring actors). Students choose which Crew they wish to join for the duration of their camp.
Each Crew will develop specialised skills in their own disciplines though practical exercises, workshops and masterclasses with film industry professionals. And because we passionately believe that the best way to learn to is get out there and DO it, the Filmmaking and Acting Crews will then combine in teams to work together for the production of the movies.
Each week of YFA Summer Camp culminates in a Premiere Screening of all the completed movies for friends and family in the onsite cinema. There’ll be a packed house, behind-the- scenes special features telling the real story of how that movie got made, and we’re guessing some blooper-reels too…
The Residential Filmmaking and Screen Acting Summer Camp is held at Culford School (2-hours from central London) one of the UK’s leading boarding schools, just 2 hours from central London.
It’s the perfect movie location to shoot an action, drama, horror, science-fiction, period drama and more! Your only limit is your imagination.
And when students aren’t on set, there’ll be oodles of great fun indoor and outdoor activities on offer for them to enjoy, including swimming, football, tennis, table tennis, basketball, dance, drama, film screenings, movie quizzes, talent show, excursions, competitions, games and more!
NIGHT PATROL is a 3-part series produced by the staff at Young Film Academy’s Residential Summer Camp 2019. Each episode was screened to the students after the Saturday night talent show!
Dear YFA team, Thank you Young Film Academy for giving me the opportunity to work with so many people who are as passionate about creating films as I am. I can honestly say that the last two years of YFA summer camps combined have been the best four weeks of my life. You have helped me learn so much about myself and realise that creating films is what I love doing!
“I just wanted to say a great big “thank you” to all the staff who made the YFA Summer Camp happen. My son Jalaal said it was the best week of his life and he wants to go back next year. I see such a difference in his confidence, his self esteem, and his aspirations for the future. We will be back next year…for three weeks this time!
Thank you so much for everything!
Dear YFA team,
I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the superb week Kai had while attending his first YFA Summer Camp. He learned so many facets of acting, but best of all, I think he realised the passion he really does have for screen acting. He made lasting friendships and was able to take away so many skills he can now use for future castings.
Thank you all so much for an absolutely incredible week with Young Film Academy. Sam has come home totally inspired and extremely keen to return next year! He has talked about every aspect of the course in great detail and has said it was everything and more than he hoped it would be!
As an amateur actor, this was his first opportunity to really hone his screen acting skills and he simply loved it, emailing me mid-week saying “please sign me up for three weeks next summer”.
Bravo to the entire team for helping to make dreams come true! We will see you again next year.”
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