Young Filmmakers Academy (Non-residential)

Young Filmmakers Academy (Non-residential)

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting-edge, practical learning experience.

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Young Filmmakers Academy (non-residential)

The Young Filmmakers Academy is a two-week non-residential course for 14–17-year-olds. This is a fully immersive course for students who are passionate about film, television, and online media. This course is suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required.



The Young Filmmakers Academy course gives students the opportunity to get involved in a variety of exercises and roles in order to understand the core skills required for screen content creation.

The Young Filmmakers Academy is designed to improve the understanding, knowledge, and practice in the following core areas:

  • Storytelling through film
  • Using the camera to tell a story
  • Editing using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • On set collaboration
  • The role of the director
  • Working with actors

What you will study

Students will explore the following key areas during the Young Filmmakers Academy course:

Filmmaking Overview. Students will be equipped with a good understanding of filmmaking process, use of equipment and the fundamentals of covering a scene. Students will also learn about individual crewmembers and the importance of good preparation for a shoot.

Visual Storytelling. Students will cover the practicalities of transferring ideas onto screen and ensuring they are ready for a shoot. Students will learn how a director can prepare for a shoot using storyboards, script mark-ups and technical floor plans.  

Editing. During the editing sessions, students will learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro and capture rushes using the right settings.

Screenwriting. Designed to give students an understanding of screenwriting conventions and the essential elements that make up a story.  

Directing Actors. Students will develop an understanding of the director-actor relationship and will be able to identify different performance styles.  

Camera and Sound. Working with industry standard equipment, provided through MetFilm School’s partnership with Procam Take 2, students will learn the basics of camera, lighting and sound. 

The Course Outline below describes the key craft areas and skills you will cover during your course.

Start Dates & Prices

  • 15 August 2022 — 26 August 2022
  • Price


    Minimum Age: 14-17 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Young Filmmakers Academy course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements

    However, in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact

    Duration: Two Weeks Full-Time, Mon-Fri, Non-residential.