Young Film Academy

Participate in a Young Film Academy Make a Film in a Day course

The positive reaction to the first four editions of the IMVF by the top dogs in the music video industry has inspired us to create the IMVF film Club for the youngsters on the Island. We have had extremely positive feedback from both students, parent and teachers. This section is dedicated solely to youngsters who wish to aspire to the infinite number of career options that await them after being introduced to the world of film via the one day film making course offered by the Young Film Academy. This course is a lead in to the development and growth of jobs in Social Media, Sound, Image, Television, YouTubing, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics and VFX., among others.

The YFA is leader in providing courses for future cinematographers from the ages of 13-19. During the year the YFA works on a national level in the UK helping 7,500 youngsters to finish their digital films, ranging from feature length through to school projects.

  • Helps over 7,500 young people each year complete their first films across the UK
  • Official London delivery partner for the BFI Film Academy
  • Founded in 2004 by filmmakers James Walker and Ed Boase
  • Works with partners including BBC & Tate Gallery to design and facilitate nationwide film & animation workshops
  • Film workshop provider to the London Children’s Film Festival
  • Runs filmmaking programmes in over 100 state and independent schools across the UK
  • Delivers a teacher training scheme helping teachers to integrate filmmaking into the national curriculum
  • Runs film courses for marginalised young people and young people within the prison justice system

“My sons couldn’t have had a happier time with Young Film Academy and now seem to know more about film making than I do.  This is quite awkward.”

Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary)