Free Filmmaking Course for Children (10-16)

Following on the success of our adult I Am Only Human After All project, we are launching a free filmmaking course for children(ages 10-16). The 20 week course is starting on the 11th January, 11am-1pm, at the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Building (room EW1.08). To save a space pre-book before the 16th January, as no attendees can be accepted after this date.

The classes will touch on all aspects of film making and allow each student to perform each role: script writer, director, assistant director, actor, editor, camera person, lighting engineer, etc.

The 25 students will apply their skills learned in the class to write and produce short films based on justice and crime stories. Inspector Jon Tilbury from Hampshire Constabulary is collaborating on the project providing guidance and support.

…a free filmmaking course for children (ages 10-16)…

Portsmouth Film Society's I AM Only Human After All Children's Workshops Flyer

…Learning to use camera basics: tripod and recording, understanding camera angles…

The project will deliver:

– The craft of making films and use of ‘messages’.  In this case, justice and crime.
– Scriptwriting and storytelling.
– Learning to use camera basics: tripod and recording, understanding camera angles.
– Storyboard and learning to set sound use.
– Working as a team member and crew roles.
– Filming the stories.
– Editing the films using After Visual and sound FX.

The films will be premiered at a red-carpet event in Portsmouth in the autumn of 2020 and entered into national short film contests.  An Art Awards scholarship will be awarded to the student demonstrating outstanding commitment to filmmaking and teamwork.

The project is possible through the generosity of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund (HWCF) and 2018 equipment funding by the Lottery Fund for the adult I Am Only Human After All project.

If you have kids who can take this opportunity, please fill the student enrollment form below and email to us:


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