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Summer Film School

10 – 14 years

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970


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    10 – 14 years




    9am - 4pm

    Summer Film School


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    Summer Film School 2020

    Exeter Phoenix and Four of Swords are proud to present the seventh edition of their hugely popular Summer Film School. This week long workshop (Mon 27 – Fri 31 Jul) is aimed at kids aged 10 to 14 years old. It offers the chance to work with skilled filmmakers to create an amazing short film from scratch in just one week!

    Activities include:

    • Writing / Story-boarding / Devising
    • Set / Costume / Make-up Design
    • Acting! 
    • Camera Operation / Editing
    • Green Screen Work / Animation

    You don’t need to be interested in ALL of these areas, but everyone will have the chance to try a bit of everything. Mostly, of course, it will be exhausting, enormous fun!

    This year’s film school will once again be held at the marvellous and mysterious Poltimore House (Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4, 0AU). Each day will run from 9am – 4pm, with a dedicated lunch break.

    The final film will premiere at Exeter Phoenix, where parents, family and friends will be able to see the finished film on the big screen.

    Spaces are limited. As there are only 25 places available, early booking is advised for this popular workshop.

    If you’re interested in learning about everything that goes in to editing a film then check out our brand new Summer Film School Post Production Course!


    Four of Swords Theatre was founded in 2012, born of two friends’ determination to create sensational theatre, and right from the start the use of film projection in their theatre shows was integral to their work. Since 2014, they have combined their filmic and theatrical expertise for Exeter Phoenix’s Summer Film School and other filmmaking workshops including ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of How to Act on Film’. In 2018, Film School even went international, when Four of Swords took it to Shanghai, China. 

    Four of Swords will once again be joined by experienced educator, writer and filmmaker Jon Seal. Jon is currently working on the edit of his feature length documentary about teachers imprisoned in Norway in WW2. 

    For more information, and to see any and all of the previous years’ films, please go to: 

    Summer Film School 2019 Production

    Summer Film School 2019 Behind The Scenes


    Venue: Poltimore House

    Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4, 0AU

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