We help young filmmakers to thrive
Sparks Film School helps young filmmakers to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills.
We offer courses in filmmaking, animation and photography for ages 5-18 from Sparks Film Schools across the UK.
Welcome to Sparks Film School
Sparks Film School is the UK’s leading film school for children and young people.
Since we launched in 2010, we’ve supported over 10,000 young filmmakers to grow their confidence, their creativity and valuable lifelong skills.
From over 30 Sparks Film Schools, we inspire and encourage young filmmakers to reach their potential.
We teach them to develop their skills and knowledge to advance their filmmaking, help to nurture their interests and provide opportunities to progress, whatever their ambitions for the future. We help them to develop as individuals, with the confidence and soft-skills to thrive.
Specialists in Quality Film & Media Courses
Specialist, fully practical training in filmmaking, animation and photography and media for young creatives aged 5-18
Courses Focus Project Based Learning
Unique film and media courses use real-world projects to boost skills and provide opportunities
Expert Film & Media instructors
Our team of expert film and media instructors are all recruited from the industry and thoroughly vetted, including DBS checks
Commitment to wellbeing
We promote positive wellbeing for all our students. We celebrate individuality and nurture personal strengths
journey to success
Our Mission at Sparks Film School
Our mission at Sparks Film School is to inspire creativity, develop the talents of young filmmakers and to energise the creative industries of tomorrow.
Whatever their interests and ambitions for the future, all children benefit from increased creativity and imagination.
Inspire a love for film and media, provide opportunities for young creatives to transform their futures
Make an Impact
Support young filmmakers into industry opportunities and training, ready to fuel the growing UK creative media sector
what to expect
At Sparks Film School, we take our responsibilities to our students and families seriously.
We make commitments to our students and families to uphold high standards across all our activities.
PROGRESS & DEVELOP
Students joining Sparks Film School follow our unique programme of learning, through which they develop a wide range of skills and knowledge in filmmaking, animation and photography.
Our curriculum includes a complement of creative and technical learning, along with soft skill development too. Each Sparks Film School grade features progressive learning in the areas of filmmaking, animation and photography taking students from beginner level through to mastering advanced skills.
Our curriculum is based on Project-Based-Learning methodologies. Along with the Sparks grades, participation can also be used for Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Arts Award qualifications.
The safety and wellbeing of all Sparks Film School students is our first priority.
We commit to providing a safe and secure environment, where our students can achieve their best.
We implement a range of safeguarding measures and provide training in safeguarding to all Sparks Film School instructors and team members.
Sparks Film School Students & Alumni
Sparks Film School welcomes children and teenagers, from age 5 through to age 18.
Our students have won film festival prizes, had their work shown at international screening events and have gone on to further training with some of the world’s best film schools.
Meet some of our current film school students and alumni and find out about their experiences with Sparks Film School.
Meet the Team
Our incredible team make the magic happen at Sparks Film School.
Find out more about the people behind the scenes.
Fees & Pricing
Course fees vary at each Sparks film school location, starting from around £11.00 per hour. For details of pricing at your local film school, please use our Sparks Class Finder.
All course fees include tuition, equipment and access to the finished film/media project.
Awards & Film Festivals
Sparks students have enjoyed success at international film festivals and have even won awards for their work.
Find out more about our students’ successes and awards at film festivals.
Education & Community
Through Sparks Communities CIC – our community interest company – we deliver community projects in partnership with schools, educational and cultural organisations and registered charities.
Our community filmmaking projects work with children and young people who would not typically have access to film training or development opportunities. Through this work, we support young people who face disadvantages to improve their life chances, their mental health and wellbeing.
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