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."

Channel 4

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. Please contact us if you think your organisation would be interested in partnership.

Produced by a group of young people from Fairbridge Kennington, documenting their attempt to break the existing Guinness World Record for running 100m dressed as a pantomime horse.
Horsepower was nominated for a First Light Award and has since been used as a showcase film for the C4's online distributor Fourdocs. Horsepower went on to be accepted into the Rushes Short Film Festival in London and was a finalist in the Film Nation Awards 2010, Winner of the Film Nation Film of the Month 2011 which played on BBC live site large screens in town centres across the UK.

A comedy about being in love, and being Bad. The film won the Flipside Film Festival at BFI Southbank 2010.

Screened by probation officers in Kennington, London, to raise awareness of gang violence among young people in the area.

A film investigating responsible dog ownersip, Dangerous Dogs was shown at the RSPCA Conference 2008. It continues to be shown by the RSPCA to stimulate debate about dog ownership.

To see the full catalogue of previous films, visit our YouTube Page


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Youtuber School

24h-27th July
Ages 14-17 £590.00

Make A Film in a Day

29th May
St. John's Wood
Ages 8-10,11-12 £150.00


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