Summer Film Project


Calling 14-18 year olds to join us on our 5th annual Summer Film Project where you will learn from professional filmmakers to produce a short film inspired by our partner this year, Somerset House.

Participants will learn from professional filmmakers to produce a short film exploring the theme of Identity – inspired by a new major art exhibition at Somerset House, ‘Get Up Stand Up Now‘, which celebrates the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond.

Taking place over 6 Saturday’s leading up to the summer holidays, and two intensive shoot and edit weeks, you will participate in workshops and exhibition trips run by Somerset House to inspire your film idea, and work with filmmakers to develop all the digital and creative skills you need to collaboratively plan, shoot and edit your film ready for the big screen.

Not only will you experience all the key roles required on a professional film shoot, you will produce a behind-the-scenes film, design marketing material, create a blog and curate a photography exhibition.  You will also have the opportunity to work towards a nationally recognised arts qualification, by working towards your Bronze or Silver Arts Award.

Project dates: (we require a minimum of 70% attendance from participants)

Saturdays – 15th June through to 20th July (10am-5pm)

First two weeks of the summer holidays (full-time) – Mon 29th July through to Fri 9th Aug (10am-5pm)

Film screenings are to be held in October 2019

Venue: 1A Arts, 1A Centre, 1A Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4SR & Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA

Age: 14-18

Price: FREE but places are limited!


for more info email Chloe Plumb:

Or call 02074052370 (option 3 for 1A Arts)


Why not have a watch of the films made on previous Summer Film Projects:

2018: AMATA VALE produced by Reflekta Films with Sir John Soane’s Museum, showcased at the museum & Bloomsbury Festival. 

2017: SELECTION with Francis Crick Institute, produced by Kaleiko showcased at their Deconstructed Patterns Exhibition. 

2016: SKETCH OF A SKIT produced by Cannibal Goldfish with Museum of Comedy and showcased at the museum. 

2015: FINDING YOURSELF produced by Creative Minds with Foundling Museum, showcased at Tate Britain and the Foundling Museum and Semi-finalist at International Open Film Festival. 


The Summer Film Project is funded by BBC Children in Need and John Lyon’s Charity.


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