This Easter, join us for a five-day filmmaking course to learn the essential skills of visual storytelling.  Shoot, direct and edit your first short film working with seasoned actors and guided by industry professionals.

Our Easter Young Filmmakers’ Academy offers 13 to 17 year olds a comprehensive introduction to the world of filmmaking. Over five days, our young filmmakers work with experienced industry professionals to understand the key disciplines of the craft from script to screen, covering scriptwriting, cinematography, directing, sound and editing. This is an intensive but fun-filled introduction to the realities of working in film and TV and provides students with the grounding they need to start working creatively on their own films and making informed decisions about further training or a future career.

Course Features

  • Go from script to screen looking at all the stages involved in making film and TV
  • Fun and varied workshops in small groups with experienced teachers and film professionals
  • Learn how to write and direct - how to generate stories and how to communicate with actors
  • Experience the different roles behind the camera gaining a film credit on a collaborative production
  • Explore the fundamentals of cinematography and sound
  • Discover how to edit using Final Cut professional software
  • Shoot a film using an iPhone – gain the skills to continue filmmaking using your own kit
  • End of the course screening for cast and crew, friends and family and a DVD of work produced.

Duration: 1 week

This exciting, multi-disciplinary course is designed to provide 13-17 year olds with a fun-filled but thorough grounding in the various roles, from screenwriting and directing to cinematography, sound and editing.

Successful filmmaking is a team effort, so our young filmmakers will work in small groups with their peers in a studio environment where they can explore the whole production process, under the guidance and supervision of current industry professionals. They will learn to combine technical skills with visual communication and narrative storytelling, developing a story into a script and then shooting on iPhones directing professional actors.

An experienced editor will guide them through editing films using Final Cut Pro and the finished film will be screened to family and friends at a celebratory screening in the LFA Cinema. 

All participants leave with the skills and confidence to continue filmmaking using their own smart phones.

Take a look at these successful films that have been made using iPhones

Young Filmmakers’ Academy - Dates & Venues

Dates: Monday 9 April – Friday 13 April
Location: London Film Academy, Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1QR
Times: 10am – 5pm (access to the Academy will be available from 9am-6pm)

Participants are requested to bring an iPhone for the duration of course, although it is not a requisite for admission.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES & BOOKING: Email: or call us on +44(0)20 7386 7711.

  • Our one-week Young Filmmakers’ Academy is open enrolment.
  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Age range 13-17 years

To apply online please click on the course date below.