Welcome to Sparks Film School Balham

Film School for Ages 5-18 Based in Balham, South West London
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Welcome to Sparks Film School Balham

We’re the original Sparks film school base, where the magic started in 2010.

We welcome young filmmakers to inspiring filmmaking classes and camps, based at La Retraite School in Clapham Park. 

Learn more about Sparks Film School Balham below…

About Sparks Film School Balham 

Sparks Film School Balham

Sparks Film School Balham is the original Sparks film school.

We launched in 2010 and we’ve been inspiring young filmmakers ever since. 

Sparks founders Dan and Donna began running filmmaking classes in Balham. We started out with just 9 filmmakers, but were soon welcoming hundreds to filmmaking classes each week. 

Our Balham branch is managed by Jess, part of the Sparks Head Office team. Dan and Donna are also still closely involved, with the Balham branch holding a special place in their hearts. 

What’s On at Sparks Film School Balham

Filmmaking Classes

Filmmaking Classes take place on Saturdays at Sparks Film School Balham.

Filmmaking classes are based at La Retraite School, Atkins Road, Clapham Park, SW12 0AB

Studio 1 (Ages 5-7):

Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Studio 2 (Ages 7-9):

Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Studio 3 (Ages 9-11):

Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Studio 4 (Ages 11-14):

Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Studio 5 (Ages 14-18):

Saturdays, 2pm – 4pm

Filmmaking Class Fees:

£72.50 per month // £320.00 per term

Sibling and group discounts available, Childcare Vouchers welcome.

All equipment provided. For more details, please see the film course info here >>>

Upcoming Holiday Camps at Sparks Film School Balham

February Half Term

Filmmaking Camp for Ages 7-11

Make a side-splitting comedy movie in this fun half term camp.

Members of this half term course will explore different styles of comedy as they produce their own spoof movie masterpiece.

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Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 February 2022

9am – 3pm each day

La Retraite School, Atkins Road, SW12 0AB

Fees: £240.00 per child | Siblings: £216.00 per child | Groups (6+): £204.00 per child

February Half Term

Technical Film Skills Camp

Studio 4: Ages 11-14

In this half term camp, young film makers are set to boost all their technical film making skills.

Members of this half term course will take part in practical workshops on screenwriting, directing, cinematography and acting for camera.

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Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 February 2022

9am – 3pm each day

La Retraite School, Atkins Road, SW12 0AB 

Fees: £240.00 per child | Siblings: £216.00 per child | Groups (6+): £204.00 per child

Easter Holidays: The Resurgence

Special FX Filmmaking Camp

Studios 2 & 3: Ages 7-9 / 9-11

In this Easter half term camp, young filmmakers will delve into special fx to create their own magnificent mutant characters.

They’ll explore a mix of special and visual fx to capture some incredible mutant transformations, as well as making their own film production.

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Monday 4 – Friday 8 April 2022

9am – 3pm each day

La Retraite School, Atkins Road, SW12 0AB

Fees: £360.00 per child | Siblings: £324.00 per child | Groups (6+): £306.00 per child

Easter Holidays: Directors’ Lab

Studio 4: Ages 11-14

Easter half term directors’ lab, young filmmakers will explore and develop key skills as film directors.

Take part in skill-building workshop sessions, spanning how to work with actors, camera crew and editors to bring a vision to life.

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Monday 4 – Friday 8 April 2022

9am – 3pm each day

La Retraite School, Atkins Road, SW12 0AB

Fees: £360.00 per child | Siblings: £324.00 per child | Groups (6+): £306.00 per child

Summer Holidays: Summer Shoots 2022

Studios 1-5: Ages 5-18

Filmmaking summer camps, make a film production in a week. 

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Monday 1 – Friday 5 August 2022

Monday 22 – Friday 26 August 2022

9am – 3pm each day

La Retraite School, Atkins Road, SW12 0AB

Fees: £360.00 per child | Siblings: £324.00 per child | Groups (6+): £306.00 per child

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