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Welcome to Sparks: Film Making Classes for Kids

At Sparks, we’re passionate about potential.

We inspire young movie makers. Our film schools for kids offer engaging film making classes, fun school holiday camps and inspiring events for ages 5-18.

Through our film making activities for kids, young film makers develop their creative talents and skills – on and off camera.

Our unique, practical programmes support children and teenagers to develop a wealth of new skills and gain confidence.

Sparks Film Making Classes for Kids

Register Now for September

Learn about every aspect of film making in Sparks weekly film making classes for kids.

Boost skills and confidence. Produce movie masterpieces as part of your own film crew.

October Half Term Camps

Make a movie this October Half Term!

Join the Sparks crews for some epic movie making fun as we embark on action-packed sci-fi adventures.

Half term camps for Movie Makers aged 5-14…

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“The perfect place for any young person with the first spark of a love for film, a fully-fledged passion, or who just wants to express themselves creatively.

My son has relished every second he’s been going, and while it’s embarrassing to be jealous of your own child, on this occasion I have to admit that I am.”

Danny Leigh, parent and film critic 

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Latest News…

Film Making Classes Are Back

Sparks Film Making Classes are Back! Hooray! From September, Sparks film making classes will reopen to young movie makers. We can’t wait to welcome both familiar faces and newcomers to the Autumn term of film making classes at Sparks! This term, young film makers are...

New Film Schools: Introducing Sparks Tunbridge Wells and Sparks Uxbridge

Introducing two new Sparks film schools! There are two new Sparks film schools opening up this autumn! We’re delighted to introduce the two newest Sparks film schools - Sparks Tunbridge Wells and Sparks Uxbridge! The two newest Sparks film schools for children and...

That’s a Wrap: Summer Camps 2021

That’s a Wrap - 2021's Summer Camps Come to an End Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in 2021’s Summer Shoots camps! It's been a summer of so much creativity, fun and fantastic filmmaking. We have loved every second, we hope you have too!This year's...

Ideas On How To Bring a Movie Character To Life

Making a movie requires several different ingredients. You need an exciting or engaging plot and suitably inspiring locations to set the story in. You need talented cast and crew, gorgeous costumes and expert direction. Above all, however, you need believable,...

Master Storyboarding

Why Storyboard? Your storyboard is a crucial resource to help plan for success when working on a movie. A well thought-out storyboard doesn't just help you to keep production on track and on style, it helps you to develop creatively too. There are different...

Can You Write The Perfect Film Review?

The answer to the question, ‘can you write a perfect film review?’ is almost certainly no – nobody’s perfect, after all! However, with a few simple tips, you can get pretty close. One purpose of a film review is to give an informed opinion on a film or movie to let...

Working with Quick Cut Camera Angles

In lots of ways, making videos is easy. You just take a camera and shoot, right? This is true, but making videos and working with camera angles well is an art . One of the things we tend to see from beginner filmmakers are types of camera shot which are unwieldy long...

Why should you choose media studies and study film at school?

The modern world is geared more and more towards screens and visual media. We get much of our news, entertainment, social contact and advertising via moving images on screens. why take media studies is an important question to the ones who are interested in media and...

Creative Summer Camps For Kids: 7 Super Activities To Boost Creativity

The long summer holidays are upon us, with several weeks of freedom from school and loads of time to fill doing fun and creative things. After more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions, we are all more than ready to get out there and start making summer memories....

Movie Making – Our A to Z of Must-Know Movie Making Terms

Interested in movie making? Here, we take you through our A-Z of must-know movie making terms in a movie making crash course.  How many do you know? Where are you expert level and where can you boost your knowledge?  A is for Acting Acting performances are vital to a...

6 Fun Activities to Boost Visual Literacy

What is Visual Literacy? Visual literacy is the ability to read and write through images or visual information. This includes the ability to interpret information from images, and to communicate effectively using images too. As film makers, we work with moving images...

Summer Camps 2021: This Year’s Theme is…

The Summer Shoots - our movie making summer camps - are almost here!  We're so excited to work with lots of young movie makers this summer. In the summer camps, we help young movie makers to express their ideas and to create their own one-of-a-kind productions in an...

Movie Making Projects:

Looking for some filmmaking inspiration? Take a look at these projects and resources for young filmmakers…

Master Storyboarding

Why Storyboard? Your storyboard is a crucial resource to help plan for success when working on a movie. A well thought-out storyboard doesn't just help you to keep production on track and on style, it helps you to develop creatively too. There are different...

Movie Making Projects: Jump Scares

Create a Jump ScareIf you're looking for fun half term or Halloween activities, we have a great new filmmaking project to try out. Below, we're exploring a favourite workshop technique... jump scares! Ideal for horror movie making, or just for fun, jump scares are a...

Movie Making – Our A to Z of Must-Know Movie Making Terms

Interested in movie making? Here, we take you through our A-Z of must-know movie making terms in a movie making crash course.  How many do you know? Where are you expert level and where can you boost your knowledge?  A is for Acting Acting performances are vital to a...

Movie Making Project: Make Some Noise

Explore How to Use Sound Creatively in Your Filmmaking   This filmmaking project is all about using sound creatively. It's for young movie makers who want to explore using different sound techniques in their work. You'll discover the different types of sound you...

Movie Making Projects: Make a Father’s Day Movie

Make a Father's Day Video   For Father's Day, we've put together a fun filmmaking guide for kids to help them produce a special, personalised video greeting.   Just follow our easy project guide and produce a unique father's day gift in under an hour. All...

Movie Making Project: Silhouette Shots

Make a Movie with Stunning Silhouettes  This project is a great, creative look at how you can use lighting in your film projects to create mood, atmosphere and impressive visual storytelling. Dramatic lighting can really help to grab attention and create strong...

Complete the Lockdown Photo Challenge

Phew - Lockdown 2 is Over! If you've been following our social media posts, then you'll know we've been running a creative Photo Challenge for the last four weeks. Each day we've posted a quick photo brief. Each one offers some inspiration for taking photos and...

Movie Making Projects: Nature in Your Neighbourhood

Make a Competition Film Inspired by Your Local Neighbourhood   Our friends at Into Film are inviting young movie makers to submit entries to their 'Nature in the Neighbourhood' competition.  "We want children and young people to create a short film and use nature...

Working with Quick Cut Camera Angles

In lots of ways, making videos is easy. You just take a camera and shoot, right? This is true, but making videos and working with camera angles well is an art . One of the things we tend to see from beginner filmmakers are types of camera shot which are unwieldy long...

Online Screenwriting Workshop

Thanks for joining us for this online screenwriting workshop...   This workshop is designed for young filmmakers to practise screenwriting techniques using the 'three act' story structure. It's been written with ages 7-14 in mind, but anyone interested in...