Our programme ranges from free screenings and creative workshops at our Film Fundays to activity days and film clubs held after school.

We run a filmmaking and screening programme for young people during the school holidays. We also provide bespoke filmmaking opportunities for other cultural or education organisations which can take place at BFI Southbank or via outreach provision.

Please contact our Family Learning Programmer for more details about our activities for children and families.

Term-time clubs

10 September to 15 October

Mini Filmmakers’ Club

A Saturday filmmaking club with filmmaking activities for 8 to 11 year olds.

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10 September to 15 October

Young Filmmakers’ Club

A Saturday filmmaking club with filmmaking activities for 12 to 16 year olds.

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10 September to 15 October

Virtual Young Filmmakers Club

Our morning virtual Saturday filmmaking club with at-home filmmaking activities for 12 to 16 year olds.

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10 September to 15 October

Young Filmmakers’ Saturday Club Bromley

A Saturday filmmaking Club at Ripley Arts Centre with filmmaking activities for 12 to 16-year-olds.

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Half term and holiday activities

8 to 11 August

Storytelling with Lighting (ages 12 to 16)

Join our four-day workshop exploring cinematic lighting techniques, for 12 to 16-year-olds.

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15 to 19 August

Special effects makeup moviemaking (ages 12 to 16)

Join our five-day workshop exploring special effects makeup and moviemaking, for 12 to 16-year-olds.

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22 to 26 August

Places and stories moviemaking (ages 8 to 11)

Join our fun, five-day filmmaking workshop for 8 to 11-year-olds.

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24 to 27 October

Masters of Suspense filmmaking workshop (ages 12 to 16)

Join our four-day workshop exploring suspense in film, for 12 to 16-year-olds.

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Monthly clubs

BFI Cinema Club

Monthly cinema trips to BFI Southbank for 12 to 16-year-olds.

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BFI Family Learning is grateful to ZuLogic Ltd for supporting our activity programmes by supplying us with their animation software Zu3D. See examples of animations created with the software at youtube.com/bfifamilyfilms

Zu3D

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BFI Film Academy: opportunities for young creatives

If you’re 16 to 25 and want to learn about or work in film, BFI Film Academy can help – applications are now open.

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