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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 taught by award winning filmmaker Eva Riley. Eva graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2015. Her graduation film ‘Patriot’ premiered in the official competition at Cannes. She has been commissioned to write and direct work by organisations including Creative Scotland, BBC Films and Ideastap. These films have gone on to screen at festivals internationally including Edinburgh Film Festival and Palm Springs. Eva has also worked in education for a number of years - teaching young people to write, develop and produce original work. www.evariley.com

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 27th September 2016
Days: Tuesday
Time: 16.30 - 18.30

Term 2

Start date: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Days: Tuesday
Time: 16:30 - 18.30

Term 3

Start date: Tuesday 25th April
Days: Tuesday
Time: 16.30 - 18.30

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, Set Design for Film and TV HND or Cinematography and Directing Diploma.


Please visit our fees page.

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


I felt compelled to drop you a line to let you know how much enjoyment my daughter, is having during the Young Film-makers' sessions at the Film School.

She is loving the opportunity to expand her film knowledge and develop her practical skills and cannot wait for the next session to come around each week. I would just like to offer you and Gina my gratitude for establishing an environment where she feels free to explore her love of film and share the experience with others who clearly feel the same about cinema.

The transformation in her confidence has been a joy to behold. Many, many thanks.