LFS Outreach Projects

LFS Outreach projects are created to nurture talent, broaden horizons and inspire young people to have a life-long 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 a future screen industry workforce.
 
We collaborate on projects with schools, colleges and community groups as well as with a wide range of industry organisations.  Young people can apply to take part in different filmmaking workshops which take place at our film school in Covent Garden.  More information and booking links can be found below.  
 
Students will:
  • learn different filmmaking and storytelling techniques
  • apply this learning through practical film 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
  • make friends and have fun with their peers

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

LFS OUTREACH | DIRECTING ACTORS - APPLICATIONS OPEN

This week-long course is part of Camden Council's Summer University 2024 and aimed at young people who want to improve their directing skills.  Directing actors is an essential skill if you want to make your own short films.  As a director, how do you convey your ideas and work with actors to achieve your vision? This course will take you through the fundamental techniques for working with actors and teach you how to communicate and collaborate more successfully.

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LFS OUTREACH | SATURDAY FILM CLUB - APPLICATIONS OPEN

The LFS Saturday Film Club offers filmmaking activities and discussion for young people aged 13–16. The new programme will launch in September and will run for a total of 16 weeks, giving club members a chance to watch, discuss, and make films with professionals from the London Film School in Covent Garden.

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LFS OUTREACH l FILMMAKING - APPLICATIONS OPEN

This week-long filmmaking course is part of Camden Council's Summer University 2024. Do you have stories you want to tell on the big screen? This is an amazing opportunity to hone your filmmaking skills with filmmakers from the London Film School. In this week-long course you will learn filmmaking and visual storytelling techniques, take part in daily filming exercises, develop your final script and learn how to edit effectively.  You’ll film on location in Covent Garden and your final film will be screened at Camden Summer University Film Festival at the British Museum on Friday 25 August. 

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LFS OUTREACH l DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Participants 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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LFS OUTREACH l PRODUCTION DESIGN - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Interested in film, art & design? Aged between 15-19? Join us during the Easter break and find out about the skills needed to work in the art department of a film or TV show. Supported by the British Film Designers Guild.

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LFS OUTREACH | WRITING FOR THE SCREEN - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Learn how to write a short film script and hear it being performed by actors.

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LFS FILM CLUB | EDITING - APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

This course introduces students to the craft of fiction editing and covers techniques including continuity editing, intercutting, coverage, and how these approaches may be used to create a story in the edit.  Students will also learn how to plan their shots to provide editors more creative options when editing. Throughout the sessions, there will be analysis, activities, and debates.
 

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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 LFS Outreach: s.vanroomen@lfs.org.uk.  You can watch previous films that we have produced as part of this programme here.