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Summer Film School

Thu 22 Jun 8800 - Thu 01 Jan 1970


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Ages 10 - 14 yrs




9am - 4pm

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Summer Film School

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Summer Film School 2017

Exeter Phoenix and Four of Swords are excited to present the fourth edition of Summer Film School 2017. This week long workshop (Mon 31 Jul – Fri 4 Aug) will provide kids aged 10 to 14 years old with the opportunity to work with highly skilled filmmakers in creating a professional short film in just one week! They will be able to develop the short film from script to screen, learning a number of valuable filmmaking skills along the way. This year, the activities will include drama games and prop and set making workshops, as well as providing hands-on experience with cameras, microphones, special effects and animation. But most of all it will be plenty of fun!

This year’s film school will be held at the magical and atmospheric 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 on Thu 7 Sep (6pm – 8pm), 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.


Four of Swords Theatre was founded in 2012, born of two friends’ determination to create sensational theatre. After several months of careful planning, in 2013 Four of Swords exploded onto the South West theatre scene. 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’.

‘It’s no mean feat keeping a 13 year old completely absorbed, engaged and creatively challenged for a week and we are indebted to everyone involved in the organisation for their diverse skills, energy and enthusiasm… it’s been great for his confidence and shown him endless creative possibilities.’ – 2015 attendee

Summer Film School 2016’s film

See last year’s film, Once Upon A Time In The Westcountry here:





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