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Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience


You can get a 15% early-bird discount by using the code SUMMER15 at checkout before midnight on 31st December

The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully immersive experience of working as a filmmaker in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of filmmaking that one can imagine: write, direct and edit your own original film scene, use industry-standard equipment and screen it to top industry professionals for exclusive feedback.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful filmmaker.

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Immersive Filmmaking Experiences:

  • Plan, direct, film and edit your first original film scene using high-level software and equipment in a studio setting
  • Create your own stories and turn them into box-office screenplays using professional script-writing software
  • Explore the 21st century’s most innovative filmmaking techniques as you learn about animation, visual-effects, sound composition, costume design and more
  • Visit iconic film sets and studio spaces in the UK’s film capital
  • Have your work featured on the big screen and get feedback from professional directors
  • Attend a private networking session with top London filmmakers

Meet Senior Filmmakers:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with filmmakers specialising in directing, producing, sound engineering, visual effects, editing and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Career Coaching:

  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in filmmaking
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top filmmaker: creativity, dedication, leadership, teamwork, communication, time management and more

World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

  • Experience one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

Design Your Own Summer Experience:

  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

      1.  days 1-15 (the full experience); or

      2.  days 1-10 only; or

      3.  days 1-5 only

  • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

Pre-Production: Enter the Writers’ Room

-Get advice from scriptwriters on how to craft a story worthy of the silver screen
-Work collaboratively with fellow young filmmakers to develop the concept for your story
-Flesh out your characters’ motivations, relationships and personal journeys
-Use professional script-writing software to write the script for your first film scene
-Receive live feedback from industry experts

On Set: Producing, Directing and Filming

-Understand the role of a producer: securing locations, building a team and making the film happen
-Step into the shoes of a director: coach professional actors through a scene on a state-of-the-art film set
-Put your videography skills to the test as you film your own movie scene
-Choose the right shots, angles and lighting, and make crucial decisions on set design, lighting, sound, costume, make up and props

Post-Production: The Editing Suite

-Witness a live demonstration of editing by an industry expert with cutting edge software
-Learn professional techniques and apply them to your work
-Edit your scene together with your team making artistic decisions about sound, transition, speed and cuts
-Discover the power of colour grading, sound, composition, foley artistry and more
-Transform your raw footage into a scene suitable for a slick motion picture

Transform Your Vision: Costume, Music and Sound

-Immerse yourself into the world of set, costume and colour design
-Create your own cinematic vision using homemade materials and professional equipment
-Appreciate how music and sound can be used to enhance dramatic scenarios
-Record your own sound effects to embellish your cinematic vision
-Attend a live screening of the film scenes you’ve created and get feedback from professional filmmakers
-Pitch your project to industry experts in a festival setting

You can get a 15% early-bird discount by using the code SUMMER15 at checkout before midnight on 31st December

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice/instalments, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Write, film and edit your own original scene. Direct professional actors on a filmset. Visit an editing studio and record your own sound effects. Get feedback from professionals on your work.
Shoot your own music video. Develop an animated short. Tour a film studio and examine backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters. Have your work screened in an exclusive film festival.
Private networking session with top filmmakers
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top filmmaker
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

In Person

28th July 2023

The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation Location

Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 3 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls

Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN,

College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

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As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.



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.



If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

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.