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Brighton Young Filmmakers

New youth filmmaking course

Due to the popularity of the Brighton Film School's Summer School Juniors, we are now offering the opportunity to young filmmakers to join our very special 10-week Brighton Young Filmmakers class, aimed at 15-17 year olds. This offers young people the opportunity to work in a professional environment as a film crew, to produce a short film at the specialist facilities within Brighton Film School.

This course will suit mature individuals who have a passion for some, or all of the filmmaking process. They will have the opportunity to see where their strengths lie by having a go at everything! You may be keen drama students, writers, computer buffs, photographers or organisers or simply curious and about a career in the film industry and looking to earn some early CV points.

Students that have proven themselves to be committed and an asset to the crew will be given a reference and professional networking support where appropriate. There is also a possibility for promising students to return as peer leaders and assist at the film school.

Students who progress through the Brighton Young Filmmakers programme will also be looked upon favourably by the lecturing team should they wish to apply to the Filmmaking HND 2 year degree programme at a later date.

The course is led by Gina Kawecka, who trained at the BAFTA award winning Television Workshop as an actor and most notably worked with Shane Meadows on 'Small Time' and 'Twenty Four Seven'. Her first short film (as Producer/Director) 'Plaster' was selected for film festivals from Brighton (Cinecity) to Sydney (Women of the World) and Mumbai (Worldwide Kids Foundation). Her second film, 'Sunday' is currently being edited. Working with young people in performance for over 10 years, Gina has developed a respected teaching practice.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and we welcome applications from beginners and those with no previous knowledge of filmmaking. This course is aimed at those aged 15-17 although we would be happy to receive applications from those slightly younger who can demonstrate maturity and a passion for making films.


Term 1

Start date: Tuesday 23rd September 2014
End date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Days: Tuesday
Time: 16.15pm - 18.15pm

Term 2

Start date: 20th January 2015

End date: 24th March 2015

Time: 16:15pm - 18.15pm

Term 3

Start date: 21st April 2015

End date: 23rd June 2015

Time: 16:15 - 18:15


Please note that you can start the BYFM club at any time. You do not have to have done the previous term to start the course.


This is a great way to show colleges and film schools you have a passion for filmmaking and come away with a portfolio piece of work. You may want to explore options such as studying film at BTEC or A Level before eventually progressing onto our Filmmaking HND or Cinematography and Directing Diploma.



Apply now for the Brighton Young Filmmakers 10-week term.