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ClapperboardUK – BFI Film Academy 2020-21

Our youth film-making course takes place in Liverpool out of school hours over approx. 12 weeks for age groups 16-19.  The course is delivered by our small educational award winning charity, ClapperboardUK, in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI).  Young people will:

  • learn how to make a short film with a diverse group of professionals from the industry of film and television
  • learn all aspects of film making from script to screen
  • have an opportunity to gain a NCFE level 2 in basic film production.

We will also offer careers advice, a trip to Hollyoaks, work experience opportunities and much more. This course will start in autumn 2020.

The course is £25 per person but bursaries are available and fee can be waived depending on persons circumstances. For those young people interested please email

To see our short films made by young people and further information about ClapperboardUK please see our website

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ClapperboardUK Ltd

Contact name:

Maureen Sinclair

Contact email:


07973 783 140

Type of offer:

Training opportunity for young person Networking opportunity Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture Young people’s opportunity to review art and culture

Key Stages:




Session length:

Full day



Nature of activity or art form:

Exhibition Festival / event Film / digital art Literature & reading Music Outdoors Theatre Safeguarding in place for vulnerable young people e.g. Looked After Children

Subject or curriculum focus:

Citizenship Dance Drama English Music

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and wellbeing Raised aspirations Raised attainment Social skills Future work: careers/employability skills Future study: access to university, FE or HE Global/international learning


We offer students the opportunity to gain A National Certificate of Further Education level II in Basic Film Production.