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Summer Film School

5 Day Film Course | 10 - 15 years

Mon 02 Aug 2021 - Fri 06 Aug 2021


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5 Day Film Course | 10 - 15 years




9am - 4pm

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Summer Film School

Exeter Phoenix and Four of Swords are proud to present the seventh edition of their hugely popular Summer Film School. This weeklong workshop (Mon 02 – Fri 06 Aug) is aimed at kids aged 10 to 15 years old. It offers the chance to work with skilled filmmakers to shoot an amazing short film from scratch in just one week!

Activities include:

  • Writing / Story-boarding / Devising
  • Set / Costume / Make-up Design
  • Acting!
  • Prop making
  • Camera Operation
  • 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 30 places available, early booking is advised for this popular workshop.


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.

For more information, and to see all of the previous years’ films, please visit Four of Swords’ website >>

Summer Film School 2019 Production


Summer Film School 2019 | Behind The Scenes

Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4, 0AU

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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