Welcome to Sparks Film & Media Arts

Home of Filmmaking Classes for Ages 5-18

Latest Updates:

25/11/2020

We’re back! Face-to-face classes will reopen from Saturday 5 December. 

We can’t wait to see filmmakers in person and make some epic movies! 

See you soon – Team at Sparks 💜

Welcome to Sparks…

Our film schools for children and young people offer inspiring programmes of filmmaking classes, holiday camps and workshops for ages 5-18.

We support young filmmakers to develop their creative talents, grow their skills and express their ideas. Along the way, we boost confidence, nurture creativity and instil a wealth of valuable skills including teamwork and communication.

“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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Weekly Filmmaking Classes

Take part in weekly filmmaking classes. Develop imagination, creativity and skills. 

Learn lots of filmmaking techniques, work on your own film projects and productions. Develop skills as directors, camera crew, production crew, actors, editors and more.

Latest News…

Sparks Filmmaking Classes: Updates from the Feel-Good Film Sets

All the latest from the Sparks Filmmaking Classes... Creative production planning is well underway in this term's Sparks filmmaking classes. Young filmmakers taking part in Sparks weekly film classes are making 'feel good films'. (You can see a selection of some of...

Behind The Scenes: October Half Term Highgate

Congratulations to the October Half Term Crews in Highgate!Over October Half Term our young filmmakers had the opportunity to create their own action-packed, mystery-filled productions. The crews created mischief and mayhem with terrifying magical curses. They learnt...

Entering your First Film Festival as a Young Filmmaker

When thinking about entering your first film festival, you may feel many emotions from nervousness to excitement. It’s normal to be overwhelmed - entering into your first festival is all those things. When I entered my first film festival, it felt intimidating because...

Behind the Scenes: October Half Term in Enfield

Congratulations to all the Half Term Crews in Enfield...   In October half term, young crew members became the first ever filmmakers at Sparks Enfield! As one of our newest schools, Sparks Enfield opened with October half term workshops. We were delighted to...

Behind the Scenes: October Half Term in Balham

Congratulations to the October Half Term Crews in Balham!Over October Half Term our young filmmakers had the opportunity to create their own action-packed, mystery-filled productions. The crews created mischief and mayhem with terrifying magical curses. They learnt to...

Behind the Scenes: October Half Term in Dulwich

Congratulations to the October Half Term Crews in Dulwich!Over October Half Term our young filmmakers had the opportunity to create their own action-packed, investigative productions. The crews created mischief and mayhem with terrifying magical curses all within...

Filmmaking Tips from a Young Filmmaker

Our placement student and filmmaker, Angelina, has rounded up her top filmmaking tips from one young filmmaker to another! I’ve been creating films since I was about 10 years old and the first film I ever made was mine and my sister’s very own version of A Christmas...

Big News: New Sparks Film Schools for 2021

New Sparks Film Schools Coming in 2021...   We're so excited to share our big news with you! Next year, there are some brand new Sparks film schools set to launch in London, as well as further afield! We're delighted to open new Sparks schools outside of London...

Saturday Classes Go Online

We're about to move online to our virtual studios... In response to the lockdown, we'll need to operate all our weekly filmmaking classes online. Whilst it's not a situation we've chosen, we know we can help to foster the most extraordinary creativity in this way....

Latest Updates: Covid-19 Lockdown Announcement

In response to the lockdown announced in England on 02/11/2020 Under the latest guidance, we’ll be forced to close our face-to-face classes and move to our online backup programme for the next few weeks. Whilst this comes as a bit of a blow, it’s a situation we’ve...

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...

Black History Month and Beyond

We're nearing the end of Black History Month, here we're sharing three events that extend beyond October. Everyone can continue celebrating and learning about Black History year-round. Camden Black History WalkThe walk will focus on African/Caribbean history and will...

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