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Young Film Academy

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Address: 24 Fitzroy Square
London
UK
W1T 6EP

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Film making courses, events & schools programmes for kids and young people Young Film Academy (YFA) is the UKʼs leading provider of filmmaking courses, schools film making programmes, community filmmaking projects, film making outreach events and kids film parties to young people aged 6-19.

Based in London, and now in our 10th year, we work nationwide to help 7,500 young people complete their first digital films, from West End-premiered movies to curriculum-linked film projects in schools.

Young Film Academy is a hub partner in the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Academy Network, helping to find top UK emerging talent. YFA designs and delivers high quality educational film projects for the UKʼs largest arts institutions, right down to small groups of kids who just want to have fun making movies or hosting film making parties at home...

So if you want to get kids involved in filmmaking - whether itʼs for a day, a week or a year, get in touch!

The world is changing. Fast. Learning how visual media is created/manipulated is now an important part of every studentʼs education.

YFA works with over 100 independent and state, primary and secondary schools across the UK. We work with groups of all sizes, from 20-150.

Our range of filmmaking programmes for schools (ages 10-18, Years 6-13) are designed to help students make sense of the growing media presence in their lives - and their future.

NOTE: All of our programmes are run on-site at the school.

Not sure which is best for your students? See Our Programmes

Or if you want to join the 100s of schools who are bringing digital filmmaking into the classroom to support class topics and texts, click here for details of our INSET & CPD teacher training sche
Guide to Choosing a Course
I am a beginner and I want a taste of what filmmaking is all about. Which course is right for me?
As a starting point for any budding filmmaker (aged 8-12), our Make a Film in a Day courses are the perfect introduction. Ages 10+ can start with the Four Day Film School, or our budding animators can let their creativity loose on our Animation: Make your own Lego Movie!

I want to start making films. Which course is right for me?
For those looking to get stuck in to each and every aspect of digital filmmaking, our hugely popular Four-Day Film School (ages 10-13 & 14-18) offers a hands-on overview of the whole filmmaking process. There's even a premiere for the cast and crew at a top London screening room - plus admiring friends and family. A comprehensive introduction to filmmaking, this course has proved to be the launch pad for many young talents. Or for those looking for an immersive, all-inclusive residential experience with all board and lodging provided, our incredible Filmmaking & Acting Summer Camp (ages 12-13, 14-17) is every aspiring young filmmaker's dream: eat, sleep, breathe - and make - movies for 1 or 2 weeks.

Iʼve already done the Four-Day Film School. Which courses can I do next?
Join us for summer camp! There's a two-week, higher level option for students with previous experience on our residential Filmmaking & Acting Summer Camp. This course builds on the success of our YFA BFI Film Academy course and offers students aged 12-13 and 14-17 the inside track to filmmaking success. This course takes them to the next level of expertise, and gives them the chance to benefit from masterclasses from film industry experts.

I'm more interested in Animation. What course can I do?
Our Animation: Make a Lego Movie! is a great opportunity for ages 10-14 to hone their stop motion animation skills under professional guidance and learn pro-techniques they can use art home or at school. Plus it's all about having great fun making a Lego movie!

I am away during all your course dates. Is there anything I can do?
Yes! Each year YFA arrange private filmmaking courses at the houses of clients who are unable to attend any of our courses. Private courses can accommodate between 1-6 students, and can be arranged anywhere, to fit your timetable. Call us on 0207 387 4341 to discuss a private course.

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Monday to Friday
10:00 to 18:00

Saturday to Sunday
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