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Film School

Write, Shoot, Premiere... all in a week!

Film School

Discover filmmaking...

Easter and Summer Film School 2017 are now taking applications! Read on to find out more about these popular courses and for details on this years dates/venues.

Our Film Schools are fun. REALLY fun! In fact we believe that they are the most fun (at the best price) that any young aspiring film actor, director, writer or... child... can have at a holiday course!

This year's Film Schools will take place around East Sussex at schools in Heathfield, Brighton and Ringmer. Each can accommodate 6-14 year olds and runs for four days, concluding with a superb weekend premiere at the Hailsham Pavilion cinema (Heathfield/Ringmer) or the Duke's at Komedia cinema (Brighton) where attendees and their families get to appreciate the weeks work on the silver screen! Here's a breakdown of the courses available this year:

EASTER

  • (Heathfield, East Sussex) Starting on 3rd April for 6 - 14 year olds.
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Saturday 5pm premiere at the Hailsham Pavilion cinema. 32 places available. Cross in Hand school.

  • (Heathfield, East Sussex) Starting on 10th April for 6 - 14 year olds.
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Saturday 5pm premiere at the Hailsham Pavilion cinema. 32 places available. Cross in Hand school.

SUMMER

  • (Ringmer, East Sussex) Starting on 24th July for 6 - 14 year olds.
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Saturday 5pm premiere at the Hailsham Pavilion cinema. 32 places available. Ringmer primary school.

  • (Heathfield, East Sussex) Starting on 31st July for 6 - 14 year olds.
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Saturday 5pm premiere at the Hailsham Pavilion cinema. 32 places available. Parkside primary school.

  • (Heathfield, East Sussex) Starting on 7th August for 6 - 14 year olds.
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Saturday 5pm premiere at the Hailsham Pavilion cinema. 32 places available. Parkside primary school.

  • (Uckfield, East Sussex) Starting on 14th August for 6 - 14 year olds.
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Saturday 5pm premiere at the Hailsham Pavilion cinema. 32 places available. Harlands primary school.

  • (Brighton, East Sussex) Starting on 21st August for 6 - 14 year olds.
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Sunday 10am premiere at the Dukes at Komedia cinema. 32 places available. St John the Baptist school.

At Zylo Performance Film School, attendees write, direct and star in their own 10 minute films and then premiere them at a real cinema. Every week four groups, each supported by an experienced tutor, create their films using professional HD cameras and equipment as well as green screen technology for special effects. Everyone who attends receives full HD downloads of all the films from the week (and some bonus content... bloopers!), a DVD and a certificate. Over the last five years our Film Schools have been getting more and more popular with attendees having created 92 short films so we must be doing something right!

Our tutors are all ESCC advanced DBS checked and specialise in a mix of disciplines like camera operation, sound, acting, direction, writing, production and editing. Insurances, health and safety policies, first aiders and child protection training are all in place… and our tutors are great fun too!

"It's an experience that he will never forget" - parent

The whole Film School experience, including the premiere, file downloads and DVD, is available for one low fee, cheaper than most local theatre/performance holiday schools and cheaper than a lot of childcare in the South East!
 

  • One space: £160.

  • Two or more spaces (siblings only): £145 each (£15 discount per child).

  • Multiple bookings for one child: £145 per booking (£15 discount per booking).


To book a place please use the form below. If you have any questions feel free to contact us or read on below for testimonials about our previous Film Schools.

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What do people think of film school?

"I am writing to say thank you for the amazing week you have shown Felix. Every day he was full of enthusiasm and delighted to go in, he seems to have made genuine friends in a week and it was heart-warming as a parent to see him thrive. The whole experience has been very professional and I would recommend you to anyone."
- Sophie Requena - Parent

"Thank you so much for the film school this week, James had a fantastic time and i am sure it's an experience that he will never forget. James has already said that he would really love to do it again."
- Gabby Waller - Parent

"I just want to say thanks to you and your team for putting on such a great film school and a fun finishing ceremony. Ava really enjoyed it and is keen to do again. I find it hard to find things she wants to do especially that involve working in a team. She's not keen on sport but loves storytelling, so this is great. I expect she'll be enrolling again. We've watched the films over and over, continue to laugh, and are now quoting from them! It's clear how hard all the tutors must have worked on them."
- Ros Lincoln - Parent

"Thank you so much for having Benedict on your film making course. He really enjoyed every bit of it and still talks about it often. He is very keen to join the next one. I was very impressed with the quality of the resulting films, especially given the very short timescale. This shows how very professional you all were and how incredibly hard you worked."
- Andrea Collins - Parent

"Marcie has had an amazing week. Each day she has come home full of tales of zombies, clapper boards and futuristic cowboys. Such is her commitment, she has got ready each morning without nagging and has stayed up late practicing her lines. I want to thank you for providing her with such an amazing experience which, I am sure that she will always remember."
- Holly - Parent

"Amy, Sam and Jamie would like to say a BIG thank you for the past week. We as their parents would like to say a BIGGER one! We all watched the DVD twice when we got home, and it gets better every time you see it. The kids had a blast this week, including Jamie, who, Monday morning was not convinced he wanted to come! Great work chaps."
- Nicky and Nige Styles - Parents

"Just wanted to say that I was really impressed with what you and the kids had achieved in the week. They all seemed to have really learnt something and enjoyed themselves enormously."
- Lucy Atabey - Parent

"I went to my first film school and just kept coming back for more!! I love film school, the tutors are brilliant, the atmosphere is so happy and kind, the ideas are so imaginative and the end products are phenomenal. Every time I go it is a new original experience and it just gets better and better. I've had many of the tutors now and each one is so knowledgeable. They manage to take plenty of crazy, completely different ideas and turn it into one fantastic short film. Can't wait to go back!!!"
- Holly - Pupil, 13

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