Summer Film School 2018

Mon 13 Aug 2018 - Fri 17 Aug 2018 | 9am – 4pm | £220* | ages 10-14

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Summer Film School 2018

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Exeter Phoenix and Four of Swords are delighted to present the fifth edition of their hugely successful Summer Film School. This week long workshop (Mon 13 Aug – Fri 17 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!

Activities include:

  • Writing / Story-boarding / Devising
  • Set / Costume / Make-up Design
  • Acting! 
  • Camera Operation / Editing
  • Green Screen Work / Animation

But mostly, of course, it will be enormous fun! This year’s film school will centre on a sci-fi interpretation of The Canterbury Tales (trust us, it will all make sense) and will once again be held at the magical and mysterious Poltimore House. Each day will run from 9am – 4pm, with a dedicated lunch break.

The final film will premiere at Exeter Phoenix on Tue 25 Sep, 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.

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


Four of Swords Theatre was founded in 2012, born of two friends’ determination to create sensational theatre, and right from the start the use of film projection in their theatre shows was integral to their work. 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’.

Four of Swords will once again be joined by experienced educator, writer and film-maker Jon Seal. 

Summer Film School 2017

Final Film


Behind the Scenes

Venue: Poltimore House

Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4, 0AU


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