fbpx
Marginalised Youth Programmes

ABOUT

At YFA, we passionately believe in the transformative power of filmmaking to positively impact the lives of marginalised young people.
YFA regularly partners with charities, local authorities and organizations working with NEETs, as well as Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) across the UK, to deliver award-winning filmmaking courses and programmes.

YFA is actively looking for partner charities for further film projects with disadvantaged young people. Please contact us if you think your organisation would be interested in partnership.

WORKING WITH NEETs

Since 2005, Young Film Academy has partnered with national charity Fairbridge to run practical filmmaking programmes with NEET young people from centres in London and Kent.
These films have been screened at the Ritzy Cinema (Brixton), The ICA (Pall Mall), IMAX Cinema (Waterloo) and BFI Southbank and won awards including First Light, BFI Future Film Festival and Film Nation Awards.
YFA is actively looking for partner charities for further film projects with disadvantaged young people.
Check out our videos tab to see films produced by YFA with NEET young people.

WORKING WITH YOTs

YFA delivers Summer Uni filmmaking courses as part of the UNITAS SUMMER ARTS PROGRAMME in partnership with Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) across the UK.
Typically 10-15 days in length, these courses can be Arts Award Accredited (Bronze) by arrangement.
Our partners over the past year have included Leicester Youth Offending Team, the London Borough of Southwark and the Youth Justice Board.
YFA provide all the filmmaking equipment and facilitators who are highly experienced in working with young people within the prison justice system. YFA works closely with the YOT to deliver a high quality course with measurable outcomes.

AWARDS

Previous YFA films made with NEETs and Young Offenders have played in venues including Ritzy Cinema (Brixton), The ICA (Pall Mall), Odeon Cinema (Leicester Square) IMAX Cinema (Waterloo) and BFI Southbank.

Horsepower
First Light Award Nominee, 2008,
Film Nation Short Awards Finalist, 2010
Winner Film Nation Short Awards Film of the Month, 2010

How to Be a Badman
Winner Best Film (15-18yrs), Flipside Film Festival 2010.
Nominated Best Drama (15-18yrs), BFI Future Film Festival 2011.

The Truth Behind the Rhyme
Runner Up, Flipside Film Festival 2010, BFI South Bank

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US


CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION