LFS Outreach Projects

LFS Outreach projects aim to nurture talent, broaden horizons and inspire young people to have a life-long engagement and appreciation of film.
 
Our activities provide learning opportunities  for  young people from all backgrounds, helping them to participate in our industry as audience members or as part of the screen industries' workforce.
 
We work with primary and secondary schools, colleges and community groups as well as with a wide range of industry organisations.  Projects are fully bespoke and can be delivered in class, online or in a blended capacity.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss film workshops in your school or educational setting: s.vanroomen@lfs.org.uk.
 
We also run a bookable online workshop programme for young people from 13 years and up.  Students can join a single course, or follow our full programme and receive discounts.  More information and booking links can be found below.  If the cost is prohibitive please get in touch as bursaries are available.
 
Students will:
  • learn different filmmaking and storytelling techniques
  • apply this learning through filmed exercises
  • learn how to give and receive constructive feedback
  • develop a new vocabulary around creativity and filmmaking
  • gain confidence in their artistic abilities
  • get an insight into possible careers in the screen industries

Here is an example of a virtual classroom in action:

Please contact our Outreach Manager with any enquiries about our current programme or to join our network of Outreach organisations: s.vanroomen@lfs.org.uk
ONGOING PROJECTS

VIRTUAL FILM CLUB l FILMMAKING

LFS Virtual Film Club is a weekly programme of online film club sessions for children and young people, led by alumni of the London Film School. Through discussions, film assignments and analysis of the work, pupils develop an awareness of the building blocks of film including light, framing, music and sound.

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VIRTUAL FILM CLUB l DOCUMENTARY

Participants will learn about documentary filmmaking, create their own filmed exercises and discuss their work with peers. We provide resources to help them learn from other filmmakers and be inspired by their techniques.

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VIRTUAL FILM CLUB l PRODUCTION DESIGN

In six online sessions participants will get creative and experience what it might be like to work in the art department of a film or TV show. They will learn by doing: creating their own designs and discussing it with the other participants in the group.

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WRITER'S WORKOUT

Treat yourself to six afternoons of writing for the screen in a welcoming, encouraging, and supportive space.

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LFS LIVE

Our online programme offers free talks and bursaries for short courses ensuring access to quality filmmaking training irrespective of background or income. Support may be granted on a bespoke, case-by-case basis to young people and underrepresented groups in the film and TV industries.  We welcome recommendations through our outreach partners.  
 
Take a look at our trailer and see what's upcoming here.
FILM EDUCATION COLLABORATIONS

LE CINEMA, CENT ANS DE JEUNESSE (WITH BFI)

LFS filmmakers work alongside UK teachers to deliver an international filmmaking programme run in collaboration with the British Film Institute. This unique programme gives young people (aged 7 to 18) a chance to experience cinema, by discovering cinematic heritage and taking part in filmmaking exercises.   

Young people in schools around the world make films that respond to an aspect of film language which changes every year.  The programme is tightly structured into exploratory exercises and the production of a final film.  A comprehensive ‘viewing curriculum’ of clips taken from the history of cinema is offered alongside practical workshops.  

Filmmaking groups in education settings in the UK are welcome to join the project by emailing: mark.reid@bfi.org.uk or LFS Outreach: s.vanroomen@lfs.org.uk.  You can watch previous films that we have produced as part of this programme here.