Southampton Film Week’s Youth Film Festival is here to celebrate and promote the culture of film, making it accessible to a younger audience. SFW: Youth Film Festival seeks to create an appreciation of film and spark a passion for filmmaking by creating opportunities to develop and exhibit young talent.
BFI FILM ACADEMY SHORT COURSE
SHOWCASE AND NETWORKING
SFW’s Youth Film Festival Showcase & Networking event offers young filmmakers under 22 years of age to screen their filmmaking work, watch films made by other young talent and connect with local young filmmakers. This event has featured in previous programmes for Southampton Film Week and partners with the screening and awards ceremony for the College Filmmaking Challenge.
As part of Southampton Film Week, the Youth Film Festival host film workshops for young people. These workshops have included Pre-production, Music Video, Stop-Motion Animation and Scriptwriting. Participants learn from talented filmmakers as well as being able to explore different aspects of filmmaking.
RED CARPET FILM SCHOOL
Throughout the year City Eye runs a popular Film School during school holidays aimed at school children aged 7 – 16 years. During Southampton Film Week we invite the children, their parents and their friends to come and see their films on the big screen.
Film Schoolers and their guests are invited to dress up and walk the red carpet for this celebration showcase of some of the great films made at
Film School during the year.
For more information about Film School visit
COLLEGE FILMMAKING CHALLENGE
The College Filmmaking Challenge is a competition for AS/A2 and BTEC Level 3 students to produce a short film meeting 3 simple criteria. Given just the title and a line of dialogue students are challenged to make a film up to 4 minutes in length – but beyond that creative freedom is theirs! The films are judged, screened and awarded prizes during Southampton Film Week.
Post-Covid, we look forward to relaunching the College Challenge in 2023!