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We help young filmmakers to thrive

Sparks Film School instructors are all filmmaking and media specialists who love to share their knowledge and skills

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Welcome to Sparks Film School

Sparks Film School is the UK’s leading film school for children and young people.

From our 27 film schools around the UK, we inspire young filmmakers to unleash their creativity and develop skills to help them to thrive.

Specialists in Quality Film & Media Courses

Specialist training in filmmaking and media for young filmmakers

Project Based Learning

Our unique film courses use real-world projects to boost skills and provide opportunities

Expert Film instructors

Our team of expert film instructors are all recruited from the industry and thoroughly vetted, including DBS checks

Commitment to wellbeing

We promote positive wellbeing for all our filmmakers. We celebrate individuality and nurture personal strengths

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Our Mission at Sparks…

Our mission at Sparks is to inspire creativity, develop the talents of young filmmakers and to energise the creative industries of tomorrow…

Inspire Creativity

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Imagining Possibilities

Whatever their ambitions for the future, all children take away increased creativity and imagination from their time with us.

Develop Talent

Two young actors at a Sparks Film School course are rehearsing in front of a greenscreen. They both hold scripts. One in reading and one is speaking.

Supercharging Creative Skills

Children and young people interested in film and media develop their skills and knowledge to transform their future.

Make an Impact

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Energising Future Industry

Filmmakers progress into industry opportunities and training, ready to fuel a growing UK film industry.

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Student testimonials

Rachel Woolcott


Great camp to develop creativity and for children to learn about film making. In this short period of time the teachers were engaging; the group developed a story for a short film, acted, set the scenes and were behind the camera, my son loved the activities.


Young Filmmaker

I've learned so much here I don't know where to start.
I’ve learned how to shoot a film properly, how to compose a shot. I’ve learned how to edit, how to take an idea and turn it into something you can see on the screen. It’s been amazing.

Guilia Merlo


My 7 year old had the best time at Sparks summer camp, it really helped him grow his confidence too! He was initially reluctant to be in front of the camera, we were reassured by Sparks that he wouldn't need to but once he was there, he actually really enjoyed having a few lines in the final movie :) He still speaks highly of his time at Sparks several weeks later!

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