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The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience Live Online

The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience Live Online

Ages 15-18 Live Online

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The Young Filmmaker Summer Experience Live Online gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree summer work experience in filmmaking, from the comfort of their own home. Over the course of 5 days, you will be working with directors, producers, editors and scriptwriters ‘Live Online’, via our state-of-the-art interactive platform.

You will experience the world of filmmaking from script-writing to storyboards, directing, producing, filming and editing your own film, coached through the whole process by experienced filmmakers.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our filmmakers and ask them all your burning questions.

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications, and set you up for a future as a successful filmmaker.


An Immersive Experience of Filmmaking:

  • Expert filmmakers will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including:
  • Finding your stories and turning them into box-office screenplays, using professional script-writing software 
  • Working with professional actors to bring a script to life
  • Planning, directing, and filming your first original film scene
  • Learning professional editing techniques and applying them to your original work
  • Have your work featured in our internship film screening 

Meet Senior Professionals From the World of Film:

  • Be coached through immersive design experiences with filmmakers specialising in directing, script-writing, producing, editing, VFX, foley artistry and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: you will work with leading experts to create a dynamic, personalised development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions. Identify your strengths, weaknesses and areas you need to develop further.
  • Training on how you can get into some of the most desirable jobs in filmmaking, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

  • Attending the Internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, creative direction, film editing and scriptwriting, all of which are highly valued by top employers within the industry
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university and job applications







11.00amThe World of Filmmaking

- Your role as a young filmmaker
- What it means to work in the film industry today
- The team: directors, producers, editors, technicians, scriptwriters and more
- The demands and expectations

12.00pmCrafting the Story

- Coaching from scriptwriters on how to craft an extraordinary story that the world will want to see on screen
- Drawing inspiration from your surroundings and understanding which stories you want to tell
- Understanding themes and genres
- Work alongside fellow young filmmakers to develop the concept for your story

1.15pmLunch Break

2.00pmFrom Story to Screenplay

- Flesh out your characters’ motivations, relationships, journeys, and relatability
- Use professional script-writing software to write the script for your first film scene

4.00pmPitching and Feedback Session

- Showcase your unique and original story
- The Elevator Pitch: 30 seconds to sell your story to film & TV developers
- Receive live feedback from industry experts


*exact programme format subject to change without notice.


11.00amThe Producer

- Making your film happen and securing high-profile locations
- Building your dream team
- The business of film
- Planning and budgeting

12.00pmYour Movie Scene: Part I (Directing)

- The role of a director
- Creating a film set: set design, lighting, sound, costume, make up, and props
- Choosing the right shots, angles, lighting and more
- Live directing simulation: coach a professional actor through a powerful, emotive monologue

1.30pmLunch Break

2.00pmYour Movie Scene: Part II (Storyboarding)

- Use everything that you’ve learnt to turn your first movie scene into storyboards
- Make thoughtful creative decisions to maximum effect: locations, shot choices, angles, lighting, sound and more

2.30pmYour Movie Scene: Part III (Filming)

- Film your own movie scene, following your individual creative direction
- Put your videography skills to the test
- Take the rules of filmmaking into your own hands and bring your story to life

4.15pmPanel Q&A and Reflection – Production

- Live Production Q&A with filmmakers whose backgrounds include directing, producing, scriptwriting and more
- Your key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice


*exact programme format subject to change without notice.


11.00amThe Power of Editing

- Conveying the mood of a film through powerful editing techniques
- Alternating shots, cuts, and transitions
- Colour grading – turn your flat footage into a masterpiece of mood-based colour
- Choosing the right soundtrack
- The power of sound, composition, and foley artistry

12.00pmEditing Masterclass

- Transforming raw footage into a scene from a slick motion picture
- Live demonstration of a film scene being edited by a professional using state-of-the-art software

1.00pmLunch Break

1.30pmYour Movie Scene: Part IV (Editing)

- Edit and finalise your scene by selecting the footage, sound, transitions, speed, cuts and more
- Editors on-hand to guide you through and give you live feedback

3.30pmThe Film Screening

- Live screenings of the film scenes you have created over the three days
- Showcase your completed films
- Receive constructive feedback from filmmakers and peers

4.30pmFeedback Session and Film Festival Pitch

- Discover the criteria used by professional film critics and apply this framework to your own creative projects
- Pitch your internship project to world-leading film festivals


*exact programme format subject to change without notice.


11.00amYour Place in Film

- Figure out where your unique skills and interests can take you
- Discover various exciting roles within the filmmaking process

11:30amDesigning Visions

- Immerse yourself into the world of set, costume, and colour design
- Design your own cinematic vision by creatively using homemade materials
- Receive feedback on your use of everyday materials for cinematic effect

1.00pmLunch Break

1.30pmIntroduction to Visual Effects (VFX)

- Uncover the benefits of blending CGI with live-action filmmaking
- Live demonstrations of video effects, animation, industry software, and techniques by editing and VFX experts

2.30pmTransforming Visions

- Appreciate how music and sound can be used to enhance and transform dramatic scenarios
- Record your own sound effects to embellish your cinematic vision and receive live feedback from experts

3.45pmPanel Q&A and Reflection – Post-Production, Special Effects & Sound

- Live Q&A with expert filmmakers, focusing on Post-Production, Special Effects & Sound
- Key questions answered
- Receive valuable advice


*exact programme format subject to change without notice.


11:00amYour Journey into Film

- Discover the current recruitment landscape in film
- Connect your own talents with gaps in the industry
- Reflections from your individual internship projects
- CVs, cover letters and application forms for top film studios and placement schemes
- Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

12:30pmPerforming under Pressure

- Perform an interactive group task
- Experience a real-life, time-pressured filmmaking scenario
- Receive feedback on your performance and ability to work constructively with others

1.30pmLunch Break

2:30pmInto Film: You as the Brand

- Build experience in marketing your achievements
- Feel comfortable with promoting your skills and interests
- Equality, diversity and inclusivity within the industry
- Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
- Financial responsibility and union representation as a freelance filmmaker

3:30pmNetworking & Work Experience

- Coaching on how to get the work experience that employers in the film industry are looking for: both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
- How to make the most of work experience once you get it: impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV
- How to build a network of aspiring and experienced filmmakers and utilise that network to propel your career

4:30pmFutures Forum

- Ask questions and discuss filmmaking with talented young professionals in the early stages of their careers


*In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a professional filmmaker. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

Fees, Eligibility and Options

This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

The Live Online Internship will take place 31st July - 4th August 2021.

Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

Summer Experience Type 'Live Online' Internship
Length Days 1-5
Using high-level software in order to plan, direct, and film your first original movie scene
Finding your own stories and turning them into box-office screenplays, using professional script-writing software
Personalised career coaching: work with leading film recruitment experts to give yourself the edge to get the top jobs in film
Venues, Dates & Locations

Live Online


31st July - 4th August 2021

11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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31st July - 4th August 2021

11am - 4:30pm (UK time)

Register Now


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. Your AmbitionX membership will be free for one year and after that will be charged at £165/annum; you may cancel any time before renewal.

COVID-19 Group

This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.


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.