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Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 75% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience


We are now over 75% full for this experience and expect to be sold out soon.

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

We are now over 75% full for this experience and expect to be sold out soon.

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

Available dates:

  • 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:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



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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.