Movie Making Summer Camps

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Movie Making Summer Camps

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Movie Making Summer Camps for Ages 5-18

Make Your Own Movie in Fun Summer Camps


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Movie Making Summer Camps 2023

“The best holiday course they’ve ever been on.”
Emma Murphy, parent

Make your own movie this summer! Take part in the Summer Shoots, our action-packed movie making camps for ages 5-18.

Discover unforgettable fun, creative learning and make a movie to be proud of!

Make a Movie

Spend a week immersed in your own film crew, working on your own movie production

Learn New Skills

Learn different filmmaking skills on both sides of the camera

Supercharge Creativity

Take part in fun, creative challenges to boost skills, storytelling and imagination

Feel Proud

Have fun working on real films projects, with plenty of hands on experiences, ready to share your work with family and friends

Learn from Experts

Our filmmaking instructors are all highly skilled, recruited from filmmaking backgrounds and with experience of the industry

Hands On Activities

Get stuck in to the joy of making movies, with fully practical, hands on courses, with access to plenty of equipment and studio space

discover the magic of movie making

Movie Making Summer Camps 2023

In Sparks movie making summer camps, young movie makers aged 5-18 learn all about the creative process of making their own movies.

They work as a real film crew to produce their own film productions from start to finish, just like on a real film set. The young crews develop their own imaginative script, before shooting, starring on screen and editing too.

Everyone experiences the different creative and technical roles, stepping into the shoes of director, camera crew, producers, actors, editors, designers and even more. It’s an action-packed experience, full of fun and creative learning for everyone taking part.

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Learn All About Movie Making

In our movie making summer camps, young filmmakers learn new creative and technical skills in all aspects of filmmaking, from Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, Screen Acting, Production Design, Video Editing and even more.

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Ignite Creativity & Imagination

Movie making summer camps are action-packed with creative challenges, from storytelling, design all the way through to editing.

It’s a week full of new experiences to boost creativity and inspire new interests.

Young filmmakers at Sparks Film School watch the filming of a scene through a camera. One of the young filmmakers is smiling and her eyes are full of imagination.

Engage in Practical, Hands On Filmmaking

All activities in our movie making summer camps are hands-on and practical.

Filmmakers work using a range of equipment to give their filmmaking ambition and to experience what it’s like to work on a real filmset.


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How to Book for Summer Camps

You can register online to take part in movie making summer camps.

Use our Class Finder to find details of holiday camps available at your nearest Sparks Film School.

Payment is available by credit/debit card, or to arrange payment by BACS or by Childcare Vouchers, please contact your local Sparks office here. For more information on Film School or Holiday Camp fees, please see here.

Movie Making Summer Camps 2023 – FAQs

Where can I find more information about Movie Making Summer Camps 2023?

If you’d like more information on our movie making summer camps, or any other courses, you can contact us using the link here, or you call our Head Office on 020 71019329.

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

My child has been before, what will they get out of it?

All our courses are designed to progress learning and skills, following the Sparks Syllabus.

As a former holiday camp member, your child will have their own level and will continue working towards their next level the next time they take part. This includes work from weekly classes and holiday camps and ensures they are continually developing and progressing their skill level.

We also introduce a new theme each year, which helps to expand students’ learning.

Your child will also build their portfolio of work, which alongside offering a record of their personal journey, can also be used to demonstrate knowledge, learning and potential for school and university applications, Duke of Edinburgh or Arts Awards qualifications and for entry to film industry employment opportunities.

What ages will my child be working with?

For movie making summer camps, we tend to place students into their Studio groups, which correspond to their school year:
Studio 1: Ages 5-7 (School Years 1-2)
Studio 2: Ages 7-9 (School Years 3-4)
Studio 3: Ages 9-11 (School Years 5-6)
Studio 4: Ages 11-14 (School Years 7-9)
Studio 5: Ages 14-18 (School Years 10+)

There will be occasions when we may merge some groups for operational reasons, however, this will only be with the adjacent studios where the age range is suitable, e.g. Studios 2 and 3, or Studios 4 and 5.

Who are the tutors?

We work with a highly skilled and well trained team of media instructors to facilitate our courses across the UK.

All our instructors are carefully trained to deliver Sparks programmes and are recruited from specialist film and media backgrounds.

Everyone is fully vetted and DBS-checked in line with Safer Recruitment procedures. We also apply high staff to student ratios (1:8 or 1:6 for younger groups), to ensure both a high level of safeguarding and a high quality learning experience.

You can find out more about the Sparks team here.

Do we get a copy of the finished product?

Yes, as part of our movie making summer camps, our students work on real film/media projects. We provide these to you at the end of the programme.

In some programmes, there are also screenings or sharing events at the end of the course for parents and family members to attend.

How many children take part?

We operate small class/studio sizes to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity and receives a high quality learning experience.

Filmmaking Studios: Maximum 15 students per group
Photography Studios: Maximum 20 students per group
Animation Studios: Maximum 20 students per group

Are there sibling discounts?

Yes, we offer discounted places for siblings or for groups of friends booking together for movie making summer camps.

Please get in touch to arrange bookings for siblings or groups.

Can I join for just one day?

If you’re interested in a one day course or a shorter programme, then we recommend our Photography Camps, which run for 1-2 days.

Summer camps run as distinct courses, so we recommend taking part in as much as possible.

It’s not a problem to miss a day or so for travel or illness etc. (especially if we know beforehand and can make sure everything is included), however our courses aren’t designed for drop in attendance and we find that the students don’t get much from participating in this way.

Anything else? Get in touch with your questions…

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about summer camps or any other courses.

Please contact us here and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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