Welcome to Sparks Film & Media Arts

Home of Filmmaking Classes for Ages 5-18

Welcome to Sparks, Home of Filmmaking Classes for Kids

At Sparks, we’re passionate about potential.

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

Young filmmakers to develop their creative talents and skills – on and off camera. Through our unique, practical programmes, children and teenagers develop a wealth of new skills and gain confidence in expressing their ideas. 

Book Now for Summer Shoots 2021

Movie Making Summer Camps for Ages 5-18

Take part over the summer holidays and make an epic movie production.

Incredible creative fun throughout the summer holidays.

Places fill up very quickly, so we recommend booking ASAP.

Sparks Film Classes for Kids:

Film Classes are Open!

Learn about every aspect of filmmaking in Sparks film making classes for kids. Produce your own movie masterpiece, set for a red carpet premiere screening!

Click to book for a Free Trial Class or sign up now for the summer term

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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…

5 Useful Acting for Camera Skills (from Stage)

Acting for Camera - How is it different? Acting for a camera, or screen acting, is very different from acting on a stage in front of a live audience. The nature of performing a character, delivering dialogue and conveying the action is all very similar, but there are...

Is My Child a Visual Learner?

Visual learners thrive on visual stimuli. They process information and learn best when they can see or visualise through images, objects, colours or use of body language. Most of the children we work with at Sparks could be described as visual learners. Filmmaking...

Easter 2021: Behind the Scenes at the Easter Movie Making Camps

Take a look behind the scenes on the Easter 2021 movie productions! In the Easter holiday camps, crew members worked hard all week to produce some unique movie masterpieces. As well as sharing all their own ideas to build the stories, they also crewed and edited their...

Introducing… The Summer Shoots 2021

Introducing the Summer Shoots: Movie Making Summer Camps for 2021 Get ready for the Summer Shoots - action-packed movie making camps for ages 5-18 throughout the summer holidays.  We're so excited to be back in action and welcome young movie makers to the Sparks set...

That’s a Wrap! Easter Camps 2021

Congratulations to all the Easter Camp Crews - That's a Wrap! After five days of movie making fun, the Easter camps have come to a close. Congratulations to all the young movie makers, it's been such a fun week of creativity and making things happen!  For their last...

Easter Camps: Day 4

That's a wrap on Day 4! Movie makers taking part in this week's Easter camps are knee-deep in their productions, with just one day left to go. It's been an action-packed few days, with movie makers developing their story ideas, working through pre-production and now...

Register Now for the Summer Term

Summer Term Filmmaking Classes Start 24 April - Register Now to Join Sparks weekly film classes are about to reopen! We are so very excited to welcome all the wonderful and talented Sparks filmmakers back to classes. There are spaces for new joiners. We would love to...

Easter Movie Making Camps: Day 3

That's a wrap on Day 3 of this week's movie making camps! Today has been an epic day of shooting, with all the movie makers starting work on filming their productions. There are movie makers in Studios 1-4 at nearly all the Sparks film schools. All the crews are...

Easter Camps: Behind the Scenes on Day 2

Easter Movie Making Camps - Day 2 The Easter Camp movie makers are making great progress on their productions today. After a day of introductions and getting started yesterday, they've moved onto developing their ideas, pitching and pre-production activities. This is...

Lights… Camera… Action! Behind the Scenes of Easter Movie Making Camps – Day 1

We're behind the scenes on Day 1 of the first face-to-face movie making camps of 2021! Young movie makers joining us for this year's Easter Holiday Camps are meeting for the first time. They'll get their creativity flowing. They'll start to share ideas and get to...

Countdown to Easter Camps

Easter Movie Making Camps Start on Monday...   We are so so so excited to welcome movie makers back to Sparks from next Monday. We'll be helping young movie makers to produce some incredible productions, all themed around tall tales and hidden identities.  ...

Introducing: It’s All About the Atmosphere

Discover the Brand New Theme for This Term's Filmmaking Classes   In this terms filmmaking classes, Sparks movie makers are set to explore the theme 'It's All About the Atmosphere'. In fun film classes, the crew members will learn how to create 'mood', 'look and...

Movie Making Projects:

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

Movie Making Projects: Make a Movie with an Inanimate Character

In this movie making project, we're challenging young filmmakers to produce a film that stars an inanimate object as one of its lead characters.  This might sound really strange, but there are lots of possibilities to create 'other worldly' and sometimes terrifying...

Movie Making Projects: Shots in Motion

Practise your camera skills!   Take a look at our free project guide for young movie makers. You'll discover the different types of moving shots you can use for storytelling. Perfect your panning shots to show off your scenery. Try out tracking shots for dramatic...

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 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...

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 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...

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 Project: Friends from the Future

Make a Solo Movie using Shot-Reverse-Shot   Take a look at our free project guide for young movie makers. This project is ideal for making movies at home, without a big cast, or the need for a crew. It explores a technique called 'shot-reverse-shot' to build a...

Movie Making Projects: POV Videos

POV Video Project    You’ll need:  A video camera (this can be a phone/tablet camera, or a camcorder, etc) Editing software or an editing app (see the Technical Guide)   This video challenge is perfect for movie makers who love to roam free with their cameras!...

Movie Making Projects: One-Take Scary Movies

We've got a brand new movie making project to try out! This half term, we'd love to see you make some single take wonders! This challenge is all about producing a great video in just one long take - no cutting and no fixes in post-production.  Take a look below for...