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Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young Filmmaker Weekend


The Young Filmmaker Weekend


The Young Filmmaker Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life in the filmmaking industry. Learn from top filmmakers as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: deconstruct a scene with a director, learn editing and cinematography techniques, and turn a story into a screenplay. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful filmmaker, with guidance on study choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring filmmakers, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application.


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An Interactive Masterclass
  • Professionals from the world of film will coach you through a range of interactive activities, including:
  • Directing: deconstruct a scene and learn how to build a cohesive vision
  • The power of editing: transform raw footage into a scene 
  • Script-writing masterclass: turn a concept into a screenplay
Expert Career Coaching
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top filmmaker 
  • An action plan of how to break into the film industry, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on academic choices, extra-curricular activities and work experience
An Audience With Top Filmmakers
  • Hear from successful filmmakers and ask them all your burning questions
  • Q&A panel with accomplished filmmakers, writers and producers 
Boost Your Career Potential
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained skills that are key to a career in film 
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
A Whole Year of Career Development:
  • Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX
  • Over 100 hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries
  • Gain experience points and certificates for every session you complete

The World of Filmmaking

  • The star players: directors, producers, editors, technicians, scriptwriters and more
  • The qualities of a successful filmmaker 
  • The production process: an overview

The Script-Writer

  • Coaching on how to transform your concept into a screenplay
  • The four fundamentals of storytelling
  • Breakdown a script scene alongside a writer and director

Lunch Break



The Director

  • Bringing a story to life: how to build a cohesive vision with your cast and crew
  • Deconstruct a scene to make crucial artistic decisions on set

The Power of Cinematography & Editing

  • The importance of camerawork, framing and visual storytelling 
  • Transforming raw footage into a scene from a slick motion picture: experience a walk-through of alternating shots, cuts, transitions, sound and colour grading

Career Coaching: Breaking into the Film Industry

  • Your journey to becoming a top filmmaker, starting now
  • Study options
  • How to find work experience and build up your portfolio

Panel Q&A

  • Live Q&A with accomplished film directors, writers and producers
  • All your burning questions answered 



This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.

Programme Fee:

In-Person: £195/student for full day

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 5th November 2023


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX. This gives you access to 100+ hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a huge variety of professional experience to include in university and job applications. For each session you attend, you will receive experience points and a certificate!



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



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You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.