Happy New Year to all our students, families, friends and followers!
We have a very busy 2024 planned here at Sparks Film School and we’re excited to share our plans for upcoming film courses, holiday camps and events with you.
Filmmaking Classes: Spring Term 2024
Young film crews taking part in the spring term of filmmaking classes are set to explore the brand new theme of ‘True Colours’.
True Colours is an exploration of how use of different colour work and techniques can enhance visual storytelling. The theme will include work on creative use of colour, as well as technical approaches to shooting and post-production.
Find out more about filmmaking classes >>
February Half Term Camps 2024
We’re delving into detective drama over February half term, with two filmmaking courses and plenty of mysteries to unravel!
For Studio 1 filmmakers (ages 5-7) there is Adventures at Mystery Manor, and for Studios 2-4 (ages 7+) there is The Scene of the Crime.
In both courses, students taking part will learn all about mystery/crime drama genre staples, including plot twists, how to build suspense and how to keep the audience guessing right up until the end.
Learn more about February half term camps >>
Easter Holiday Filmmaking Camps 2024
For the Easter holidays, we have some action-packed filmmaking camps in store with return of The Unbeatables!
Everyone’s favourite superheroes are back, but with a new government in town, they are forced to give everyday civilian life a try.
This is a fantastic chance to explore spectacular superhero special effects, mixed with plenty of comedy techniques too.
Learn more about Easter filmmaking camps >>
Easter Holiday Animation Camps 2024
Get stuck into animation over the Easter holidays!
Create your own superhero characters and bring them to life using a range of different animation techniques.
Learn more about Easter animation camps >>
Filmmaking Classes: Summer Term 2024
Over the Summer Term, young filmmakers in Sparks Filmmaking Classes enter ‘The Camera Games’.
The Camera Games is a national competition between all Sparks Film School students, where they are tasked with producing a complete short film to a unique competition brief.
The term is an opportunity for students to apply all their learning from the previous year(s) and create something original and impressive. The winners are decided by our panel of professional film critics and judges.
May Half Term Camps 2024
Over May Half Term, young filmmakers can take part in a series of technical ‘bootcamp’ workshops, as well as some celebratory events we have planned!
Take a look at What’s On at your nearest Sparks Film School, or stay tuned for some more details of upcoming events…
Summer Shoots 2024: Summer Movie Making Camps
Lights, Camera… Action! The Summer Shoots – our epic movie making summer camps – are back for another year.
Young filmmakers have just a week to make their own original, unique summer blockbuster movie.
Find out more about summer camps >>
Summer Animation Camps 2024
Adventure into lots of animation techniques in our action-packed and artistic animation camps.
A chance to explore different styles of animation, as well as to produce your own animated masterpiece.
Autumn Term & Beyond…
Stay tuned for more details on our plans for the Autumn Term, October and December holidays!
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About Sparks Film School
Sparks is a youth film school for ages 5-18, with over 30 film school locations around the UK.
Through our fun, hands-on film and animation courses, we help young filmmakers to develop their skills, confidence and creativity.
We also offer programmes and workshops for groups, schools and community partners.
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In 2024, we plan to offer more of our new animation and photography programmes at our different film school locations, as well as to introduce some new online film courses too. Stay up to date by signing up to our mailing list here >>