There’s no such thing as a film school for kids, right?
WRONG! That’s exactly what Young Film Academy is! Young Film Academy (YFA) was founded by filmmakers, for kids who want to make, or act in, movies. It’s that simple. Aspiring filmmakers and actors aged 8-18 can learn filmmaking skills from professionals, use professional equipment, make friends with other movie-mad young people and run their own film sets! Read More
Filmmaking is not reserved for adults who have had scores of acting debuts, neither is it reserved for actors with enough experience to last a lifetime. Filmmaking is also for kids and young people, wannabe actors and filmmakers who love to watch films, direct them and even produce movies of their own.
Allowing kids to participate in making movies from ages 5 and above improves their confidence, knowledge and familiarity with the equipment and acting generally.
The Young Film Academy (YFA) is a school founded and run by filmmakers who have programmes and courses outlined in well thought out fashion to provide the necessary skills and experience for these movie lovers.
Based in London, the Young Film Academy is a filmmaking school for young filmmakers aged 8-19 and is characterized by workshops, summer schools, classes and activities specially organized for kids and children who have interests in filmmaking.
These young people are assigned filmmaking activities that can be easily achieved through team work.
Although these activities might take some time to complete, they are usually fun and support students in developing their skills.
YFA classes are run professionally as they mean well enough for children to get experience and excel in their filmmaking careers. The YFA training facility is equipped with the latest equipment and well experienced professionals who conduct these classes.
It is rare to meet new people who are interested in making films, which is why the classes at the YFA create a platform for young filmmakers to get in touch with peers from other parts of London and at the end of a term, kids can still sign up for the programmes that will take place the following year.
There are various filmmaking programmes offered by the Young Film Academy and they range from one day events to one week, weeks and a complete summer which is a full term.
These courses take place around London and are planned so they will commence the same time schools will be on holidays. Some of the courses provided by the YFA are listed below.
At the school, this programme lasts for an entire summer and is for young people with ages ranging from 12-17.
This lasts for five days and is for children aged 14-19. In these classes, a kid might be asked to direct a film or edit a movie script either individually or with other students.
For ages 10-14, the activities in this programme are only conducted for four Saturdays during the acting term. Interested persons have to make contact fast or wait till the next year because the limit of admission is two households at a time.
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This is a one day affair and lasts from 10 am-5:30 pm. This is best for young filmmakers with ages ranging between 8-12. They are fun classes, as they offer kids the latest film making skills and techniques they will be needing to upgrade their knowledge.
These masterclasses are great for team work and are only reserved for the first two households around London that indicate interest. Children from ages 14-17 are a great fit for these classes.
These classes last for one week and are mostly attended by people from ages 12-17.
This class is scheduled to last for 4 days, organized for ages 10-17 and starts from 10am till 5pm.
This programme lasts for an entire year, and can take an unlimited number of students. In the film school, each class will be designed for kids who love to watch movies and make them too and new learning ideas regarding films will be taught in the school.
This programme encompasses children of all ages and in the period of a year, kids will experience a lot of fun and get in touch with other movie freaks with whom they can share great ideas with.
Other classes organized by the Young Film Academy include the following.
Private Remote Screen Acting Course
Remote Private Filmmaking Course
The visual media is taking over and enrolling young people in the YFA to understand the dynamics of moving images will be beneficial to them.
Filmmaking is about teamwork, having fun and learning and with the new knowledge gotten from the YFA, kids will learn how to make their movies.
The workshops and activities designed by the YFA are movie based, fun tasks that your children will love. To get your kids to become members of the Young Film Academy, you can sign up with us, subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us on 02073874341. All other pieces of information and news about any updates regarding our programmes are sent directly to the newsletter.
YFA runs courses in school holiday times ranging from one-day to a residential summer camp. So if you’re aged 8-18 and want to start your filmmaking adventure, call us on 0207 3874341 or click the big red button to see which of our courses is right for you…
I tried each of the roles discovering that there isn’t a dull second in making films!
“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!
I thought it would be 24/7 films (although that wouldn’t have been a bad thing) but the other activities at camps were also great. Got to try yoga!!! Can’t wait to make more movies