Clapperboard Junior Film School

Ages 11-19 Years


Clapperboard Junior Film School runs exciting and intensive residential summer courses each year with our sister company, Teenage Stage International Summer Schools.

We are proud to provide young filmmakers, ages 11 to 19, with a unique, holistic foundation in the art of cinema and quality acting for the screen classes for aspiring actors.

Incorporating both theory and practice, our courses teach students how to operate equipment and work on a set while providing a clear understanding of the fundamentals of how the art of cinema works. AND IT’S TREMENDOUS FUN!

At the end of our courses, students will have written, filmed and edited a high-quality short film which they will get to keep after the course.

This is the ultimate course for teens considering film-making at third level and for more intensive and advanced summer training, see our summer camp page where we offer residential one week and two week FILM CREW AND AND DRAMA CREW courses in Ireland’s leading boarding school, Clongowes Wood College, KIldare! Or simply visit today!

Our award winning teaching team include a number of industry leading figures and we also offer beginner “Acting For The Screen” programmes and guest masterclasses for 11 to 19 year olds.

"From script to screen looking at all stages involved in making film and TV FOR YOUNG ACTORS AND FILM MAKERS"

  • Fun and varied workshops in small groups with experienced teachers and film professionals.

  • Learn how to write and direct - how to generate stories and how to communicate with actors.

  • Experience the different roles behind the camera.gaining a film credit on a collaborative production.

  • Explore the fundamentals of cinematography and sound.

  • Discover how to edit using Final Cut professional software.

  • Shoot a film using an iPhone – gain the skills to continue filmmaking using your own kit.

  • End of the course screening for cast and crew, friends and family and a USB stick of work produced.