Testimonials for YFA Parties


"The best birthday party our 10 year old son has ever had! Brilliantly organised, beautifully run, incredibly exciting, wonderfully instructive and immaculately put together. The Young Film Academy team really know how to make films and inspire children. An amazing day!" 

Richard Curtis and Emma Freud OBE

"Astonishing...The success of Young Film Academy's film parties boils down to a combination of talent and teamwork”

Time Out

“Young Film Academy engaged incredibly well with our daughter and her friends at their Popstar Party, 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.”

David Gray, musician (White Ladder, Life in Slow Motion, A New Day at Midnight)

"Our Popstar Party was sensational. The kids absolutely loved it and I have received so much positive feedback from the parents. A big thank you to James and Alfie for providing such a fun and informative day!”

Graeme Knowles

"I can without hesitation say that our MovieStar Party was the best birthday party my daughter has ever had!”

Mrs H McLain

“It was an amazing party and done totally professionally, with a great dialogue and rapport between children and the camera team”

Rebecca Miers

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a fantastic party. Please pass on my thanks to Ed and Keidrych, they were fantastic and had so much patience. My son Henry was over the moon and his friends all had a great time.”

Andrew Edwards

"Youmna's 9th birthday celebration was a very special one indeed! The Young Film Academy crew were unbelievably imaginative, patient and efficient! They managed to write the script, film and edit, all in less than a day! The end result was spectacular, the girls had a lot of fun and we are still watching the film every night! I would highly recommend YFA's MovieStar Party for any parents. Thank you again and again.”

Maria Sukkar

"Sarah's MovieStar Party on Sunday was AMAZING!!! Everyone had such a great time! Ed and Stefan made it so much fun, with all the energy they put in!  The girls thought they were great!!!! We were so impressed with the quality of the production! How on earth did they manage something so amazing in such a short amount of time---and with only the indoors of our house--since it rained like crazy on the day!  I think we have 13 new film stars in the making--as they now all want to audition in the next school play! What encouragement for all blossoming "Drama Queens"!!! Please let me know if I can be a reference for your organisation! It was the best 11th birthday party ever!!!”

Melanie Czarra Panek

"Word has gone around at Catherine’s school just how BRILLIANT the film was and they ALL want to see it including both pupils and teachers. There will be another Grand Premiere after the Easter break. Once again WELL DONE you guys for making it a very special occasion!”

Rosanna Terry

"Thank you so much for creating another wonderful MovieStar Party for my son. A sequel that lives up to the success of the original is always going to be a challenge but those who took part in 'Murder in Barlby Road' thought that ‘The Godfather’ was even better, and those who were given their first experience of Young Film Academy thought that the finished product was far better than they could have imagined! And they were stage school kids! Bertie is already thinking about the film he would like to make for his 13th birthday!”

Melinda Gilbert

"A huge thank you for Saturday's MovieStar Party… I have never had so many texts saying the children thought it was the best party they had ever been to!!!!  You were amazing and the end result was just fantastic!!! Many thanks once again for making Matteo’s party, one of a kind.  We watched it through again and the behind the scenes and photos are all so wonderful… not sure about my performance but there you go!!”

Nicola Fasoli

Thank you soooooooooooooo much, everyone loved the party and you guys did such a fantastic job. Thank you again. We will be highly recommending your Movie Makers party to others.”

Judy McIntosh

“The kids loved it! You did a brilliant job.”

Marjorie Brabet-Friel

"This was one of the best birthday parties ever.  The reaction of parents and siblings at the screening for our MovieStar Party was FANTASTIC. Made all the boys feel like film stars.”

Patti White

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