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.
Since 2005, Young Film Academy (YFA) been a delivery partner for organisations including The Prince’s Trust to run many practical filmmaking programs empowering NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) young people to make short films, many of which have had wider distribution outside the project.Read More
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.
This was a wonderful day for the students, as they could put their film making skills into practice, as well as develop editing, music, special effects and sound techniques. These skills are used for later assignments within the curriculum, to create films to support class texts or topics. I thoroughly recommend the day to any school. The day is exciting and stimulating for weeks and is a talking point in and out of the classroom, between students and their families, as well as providing good publicity for the school when prospective parents are touring.
Young Film Academy’s expertise and facilitation played a crucial part in our success with the Tate Movie Project production workshops, bringing a valued creativity and flair along with a super rapport with schools and families.
The YFA team are the best film workshop group we have ever asked to the Hay Festival. They are professional and easy going to work with, and brilliantly inspirational with the kids, who feel complete ownership. We’ve had them back for 5 yrs now and they always sell out.
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.