Acting & Filmmaking Club

For ages 8 – 12

St Albans (Sandringham School)
17:00 – 20:00


The Film & TV Academy offers weekly filmmaking & acting classes for ages 8 – 12.

Led by industry professionals, our curriculum combines hands-on practical experience with fun and interactive lessons, ensuring that each child discovers their unique talents while making lasting friendships.

Our sessions are designed to ignite creativity, boost confidence, and develop essential skills in young aspiring actors and filmmakers.


Students receive comprehensive training designed to hone their craft and prepare them for the competitive world of film and television.

Classes focus on character development, script analysis, improvisation, and on-camera performance, providing a robust foundation in both the art and technicalities of acting.

Students gain practical experience through hands-on projects, working on real film sets, and collaborating with peers, which helps them to understand the collaborative nature of filmmaking.


The study of cinematography immerses students in the art and science of capturing compelling visuals for film and television.

The curriculum covers essential principles such as lighting, camera operation, shot composition, and movement, enabling students to craft visually stunning and emotionally engaging scenes.

Hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment allows students to gain practical experience and technical proficiency, mirroring the demands of professional film sets.


The Film & TV Academy offers aspiring directors a comprehensive education in the art and craft of filmmaking.

We cover essential directing skills, including script analysis, storyboarding, casting, shot composition, and guiding actors to deliver powerful performances.

Hands-on projects allow students to direct their own films, working collaboratively with peers in acting, cinematography, and production roles to gain practical experience and a holistic understanding of the filmmaking process.


Students are taught the fundamentals of scriptwriting, including structure, character development, dialogue, and theme, enabling them to craft compelling and original narratives for film and television.

hands-on projects and writing assignments provide practical experience, allowing students to refine their skills and develop their unique voice as writers.

Team work

At the Film & TV Academy, teamwork is a fundamental pillar of the learning experience, reflecting the collaborative nature of the film and television industry.

Students engage in numerous group projects that require close cooperation with their peers across various disciplines, including acting, directing, cinematography, and scriptwriting.

This collaborative environment helps students develop essential communication and interpersonal skills, fostering mutual respect and understanding among team members.


Building confidence is a core objective integrated into every aspect of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and explore their creative potential in a supportive and nurturing environment.

By the end of their training, students emerge as self-assured individuals, ready to tackle the challenges of the film and television industry with poise and confidence.


At the Film & TV Academy, gaining hands-on experience is a central component of the educational journey, ensuring that students acquire practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge.

From the very beginning, students are immersed in real-world projects that mirror the professional environment of the film and television industry.

Whether they are acting in front of the camera, directing scenes, operating film equipment, or crafting scripts, students engage in a variety of roles that provide a comprehensive understanding of the filmmaking process.

This experiential learning approach allows students to apply techniques learned in the classroom to actual productions, fostering a deeper comprehension of their craft.



Films produced

At the Film & TV Academy, we offer an engaging and dynamic learning environment tailored for children aged 8 to 12.

We emphasise inclusivity and flexibility, welcoming new students throughout the year and guaranteeing they receive a comprehensive and enriching experience.

Join us for a free taster session and see how we can nuture your childs interest in acting or filmmaking.

The annual ODEON Cinema Screening & Awards Ceremony is a highlight of the Film & TV Academy’s calendar, celebrating the hard work and creativity of our talented students.

This prestigious event offers young filmmakers and actors the unique opportunity to showcase their projects on the big screen, experiencing the thrill of seeing their work in a professional cinema setting.

Parents, friends, and industry professionals gather to applaud the achievements of our students, with awards presented in various categories to recognise outstanding performances and exceptional filmmaking.

This memorable evening not only honors the dedication and skill of our students but also inspires them to continue pursuing their passion for film and television with confidence and enthusiasm.