Young Film Academy – Residential Filmmaking and Screen Acting Summer Camp
|Year of foundation||2014|
|Accomodation type||Boarding school accommodation|
|Language||English (Level B2 English required to participate)|
|Number of students||120|
|Teacher student ratio||1 / 6|
|Fee (min)||£1350 per week for 1 week|
|Fee (max)||£2600 for 2 weeks|
For young people who love films, whether it’s creating them or acting in them, YFA’s all-inclusive Summer Camp is a dream come true: a chance to eat, sleep and breathe movies! The camp is held at Culford School, one of the UK’s leading boarding schools, and includes all board, meals, tuition, excursions, equipment and activities.
Students on YFA Summer Camp will divide into 2 crews: FILMMAKING CREW (for aspiring filmmakers) & ACTING CREW (for aspiring actors). Students choose which Crew they wish to join for the duration of their camp.
Each Crew will develop specialised skills in their own disciplines through practical exercises, workshops and masterclasses with film industry professionals. And because we passionately believe that the best way to learn to is to get out there and DO it, the Filmmaking and Acting Crews will then combine in teams to work together for the production of the movies.
Each week of YFA Summer Camp culminates in a Premiere Screening of all the completed movies for friends and family in the onsite cinema. There’ll be a packed house, behind-the-scenes special features telling the real story of how that movie got made, and we’re guessing some blooper-reels too…
ActivitiesWhen students aren’t on set, there’ll be oodles of great fun indoor and outdoor activities on offer for them to enjoy, including swimming, football, tennis, table tennis, basketball, dance, drama, film screenings, movie quizzes, talent show, excursions, competitions, games and more!
Academic CoursesYFA summer camp offers courses in both filmmaking and screen acting, participants can choose to do one discipline or one of each across two weeks. The filmmaking course is structured with classes and pre-production planning in the first half of the course, moving on to shooting their movies and editing towards the end of the week. On our screen acting course, we will begin again with classes and workshops, shooting days and then rehearsals for a fabulous talent show on the final night of their stay at camp.
Language CoursesEnglish lessons are available at an extra cost and take place during the time allocated for activities outside of teaching hours.
Thank you all so much for an absolutely incredible week with Young Film Academy. Sam has come home totally inspired and extremely keen to return next year! He has talked about every aspect of the course in great detail and has said it was everything and more than he hoped it would be!
Thank you Young Film Academy for giving me an opportunity to work with so many people who are as passionate about creating films as I am. I can honestly say the last two years of YFA summer camps combined have been the best four weeks of my life. You have helped me lean so much about myself and realise that creating films is what I love doing