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Year 2 of the Walcot Foundation funded ‘LEARN2FILM2£ARN’ course will open on November 1st 2018, promotion online and at youth organizations has begun, to be followed by informal Information and Enrolment events on Thursday 18th October, Thursday 25th October, from 4.30 to 6.30 at our media workshop at 157 Lambeth Walk SE11 6EE. Refreshments provided.
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‘LEARN2FILM2£ARN’ year 1 of a 3 year project was completed in August 2018, with the full cohort of trainees having experienced paid work placements as runners for the latest GHETTS music video, filmning the Lambeth Country Show, Theatre Peckham Workshop Event, New Shoots Youth Social Action with Vauxhall City Farm, for Black Thrive and Brixton Reel. Their final group film ‘Schools-In!’ is almost ready for public screening, and several short films can be enjoyed on


VOICE4HEALTH was a 12-week free film skills and employment training project for young adults aged 18 – 30 who have experience of mental distress and who are passionate to work in the industry. Training in technical skills on industry level equipment was led by industry professionals; students created a short themed narrative film ‘Sleepwalking’ and a documentary ‘No house No home Where feet do roam’. They  filmed events for Shamha Vibrations women’s drumming group and Cardboard Citizens Music Lab event whilst achieving AQA accreditations levels 2 and 3. Paid work experience as location marshals and runners on feature films took place on feature films with thanks to FilmFixer, and trainees gained a variety of jobs in production, and in digital media at Tate Britain. The project is funded by the Maudsley Charity ‘Health in Mind’ grant programme.


“Train2Film2GainSkillUPS” and “FILM2LEARN2£ARN” free film skills and employment courses begun in the autumn of 2016 have been completed in May 2017 with a public screening of the students’ training film ‘jilted’ at the Institute of Imagination Vauxhall. Kindly funded by BFI Creative Skillset and The Walcot Foundation with core funding from the BAND Trust, this third course has been an overwhelming success! Supported by our colleagues at FilmFixer and Film London and Idoru Productions, 95% of trainees gained paid work experience as runners and marshals including on Legend, Spectre, Phantom Thread, The Kid Who Would Be King, gaining paid work in TV with the MAMA project, as camera operators for the Institute of Imagination, the Museum of Migration, Motion Fish, paid internships at the BBC, Pinewood Studios, and working for our own production company Lambeth Walk Films.



‘Let’s Smile!’ films started in the spring of 2017 working with children aged 6 to 11 from Lambeth Young Carers. Our trainees and tutors created short films written, acted and filmed by the children on the theme of ‘Friendship’ later screened at the BFI Southbank. As an exciting ongoing film project during the summer of 2017, kindly funded by the Maudsley Charity and the Ironmongers Foundation, young carers aged 13 to 17 made 2 short documentaries which have been selected to be shown in schools in Lambeth. We look forward to more collaboration this summer 2018.

Here are the films that have been produced by our students from 2013 to 2018. We are so proud of what they have accomplished and can’t wait to see what they will produce next!












Creative Sparkworks helping young people into employment on the new James Bond film "Spectre" featured on London Live TV


Busy and paid” – the film industry helped transform the lives of eight young people – culminating in work this month on the Lambeth set of the new British crime thriller Legend (editorial FILM LONDON Sept.2014)

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Film course trainee interviews 2013 and  films created on Lambeth Summer University 2014 by young people  ages 13 to 19


‘Vauxhall Voices – Community Bridges’ the 30-minute documentary made in 2014 by students ages 17 to 26 on our pilot film skills course funded by The Big Lottery Awards for All, Well London and the Fort Foundation.

Sylvia Edwards, the CEO at Creative Sparkworks, which ran the group’s course, says, “When the trainees were referred to us, none of them was in employment, education, or training. Now, I’m very happy to tell you – they are all busy and paid.”

Andrew Pavord, director of FilmFixer Lambeth & Southwark arranged paid work experience on several big movies for the trainees, assisted by CallTime recruitment agency. He says “Too often people break in to the film industry only because they have the resources to accept unpaid intern jobs to gain experience. It’s not fair on those who cannot afford to work for nothing. We at Lambeth Council will continue to work hard to connect professional film companies with local young people. It is very hard for young people to get a start in the film industry, you need experience to get a job. It’s catch 22. I’m pleased that our film service insists that local people are trained and employed by filmmakers using our locations. These young people now have a big name movie on their CVs, so they will be taken seriously when they apply for jobs in the future.”

The trainees now turned peer mentors are encouraging the next group of young people to sign up for the funded free accredited film skills and employment training course.


Public screening of films from Gateway course
Trainees end of course fir ages 16 to 18
Start of Learn2Film2£arn film skills and employment course
pizza and study group
film course 5
Conducting entry interviews

Thank you for taking part in the National Lottery’s Celebrating 20 Years Image shoot all the way back in July. We chose you to take part because you are a fantastic example of the wonderful work that can be achieved with Lottery Funding” (Nicola Bligh, Media Relations Executive, National Lottery Productions)

 Can You Spot the Creative Sparkworks film trainees in the centre of the poster near the red carpet!



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