Young Film Academy is Britainʼs leading provider of film making workshops for kids, filmmaking courses & events for young people aged 6-19. We’re a partner in the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Academy Network and each year we help over 7500 young filmmakers complete their first movies, from West End-premieres to curriculum-led projects in schools.
We design and deliver projects for some of the UKʼs largest institutions, right through to groups of kids who just want to have fun making movies at home. So if you’re aged 6-19 and you want to get involved in filmmaking – whether itʼs for a day, a week or a year, get in touch today on 0207 3874341 or click the big red button to get started! Read More
Your kids are about to become some of the greatest film makers of all time!
All the signs are there: their deep love for movies, that adorable fascination with understanding what goes on behind the camera or how excited they get standing in front of it. You want to encourage them and see their star shine. You want them to have a good time while they learn about films. The Young Film Academy (YFA) is just the place for that.
YFA, based in London, is the UKʼs leading provider of filmmaking courses for young people aged 5 to 19 years. It’s filmmaking workshops focus on the dynamic 1 2 3, hands-on approach in teaching filmmaking to kids year after year.
Young Film Academy is also a hub partner in the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Academy Network.
Well, take a look and you’ll find that YFA offers at least a workshop or two tailored to your children’s special needs if any.
The filmmakers and film crew here have the experience and skills to make children understand and enjoy the work of film whether they are primary school goers or older adolescents.
Each workshop will fall under at least one of the following categories
-Traditional or Online workshops
-Home or School workshops
-Long term or short term course workshops
This summer workshop is close to perfect for young people on holiday from schools who want to create or act in films. Held at the scenic Culford School, this all-inclusive camp covers everything from boarding to classes and equipment required.
The beauty of this virtual workshop other than learning the art of filmmaking from the comfort of home is that it lets your kid do so while interacting with others from different parts of the globe! Think about the exposure to how diverse cultures approach and perceive film. These classes use a new creative format specially designed by YFA.
This is a 5-day online screenwriting with intensive courses from YFA in conjunction with Eleven Film (also based in London) the creators of Sex Education on Netflix. Participants will receive professional feed back on the film scripts they write during those 5 days.
During these short term courses, kids will quickly learn the history and basic 1 2 3’s of performing on screen, writing, editing, action choreography tricks and how to work the cameras. Great activity for the half term period.
They get to practice all they’ve learned and carve out roles for themselves on both sides of the camera and put it into a short film. All this under the guidance of award winning film makers. The crew puts this programme on several times in a year.
Another great online option on offer. And you don’t need much to take part. A laptop, fast internet, any camera device and some quiet time every week is plenty.
This 2 hour per week club runs via ZOOM on Saturdays so is great for kids who may be too busy on school days.
This social club will help young aspiring film makers understand the benefits of being part of a creative community of kids like them.
The Rough Cut Workshop, facilitated by film industry pros with vast experience, provides a practical introduction to filmmaking classes for smaller groups of children in schools.
Workshops like these help kids develop their creative skills well and make choices necessary to filmmaking. They will be introduced to the wonders of cinematography and then allowed to tell their own visual stories in films.
This course is a burst of action where they learn to work well with other kids in teams. The young filmmakers work quickly to plan, storyboard, shoot, act, edit their film and complete their new movie in a day!
When classes end, participants get to keep copies of their first completed films.
YFA runs regular interactive remote master classes for upcoming young filmmakers and actors between the ages of 14 to 17 that cover the latest teaching from experts in the business along side practical activities and workshops.
In this offer, one of our award-winning filmmaking experts will mentor children of the appropriate age on the process of making a movie using whatever equipment they have available. The teacher connects to your kid in real time via Zoom.
This live course is packed with so much action and practical activities and will teach kids to use their own equipment like a pro!
One day film school is a short term course that gives students an exciting, dynamic group activity to light up their learning. Guided by video lessons and practical exercises, they will work together (in person or remotely) to create short films for screening. What’s more? It doesn’t have to be done in a day – it works well over several sessions, and is a great weekend activity for boarders.
The Sequel is a special practical filmmaking course for up to 100 students who have previously enrolled in the One Day Film School and have come back to upgrade their filmmaking skills to new levels.
The Sequel builds on skills already learned while introducing the latest changes in new areas such as sound recording, editing, music and effects to kids who will shoot, edit and post-produce their own films, which can later be distributed via the school intranet or virtual learning environment (VLE).
This 14/16-day course is held during the Autumn half term week and multiple weekends and is perfect for older teen (16 to 19) looking to pursue a career in the film industry.
Be sure to visit the website of the YFA to see the workshop schedules, latest updates and read about the experience of those who have participated in the workshops.
YFA excel themselves in producing moving, funny and interesting documentaries that appeal to a much wider audience than those who might ordinarily be interested in youth filmmaking.
Young Film Academy engaged incredibly well with our daughter and her friends who all had a brilliant time pretending to be popstars! They kept the kids’ focus and energy levels throughout and the pop promo came out really well too. We were thoroughly impressed by YFA’s positivity and professionalism.
Max and Jake loved the remote course! Max loved it and he learned so much. He is truly passionate about filmmaking and to be able to share what he’s learned so far, have his films professionally critiqued but also to develop his skills was just fantastic – even when it came to sorting critical IT issues 🙂
Thanks so very much to Dan and the team. The boys loved it.