Make Your Own Film

Whether you are an actor or a director, in this course you will understand the different elements needed to make a micro-budget film and create your own film.
A LAMDA student holding a camera


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Course Fee

Application Fee

A 10% discount is available for LAMDA alumni. Find out more below.

Course Date
This course takes place over 6 days, from Monday 29 April - Saturday 4 May 2024.

Application Deadline
Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 3pm (UK time)

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All about the course

Whether you’re an actor or a director, this course will look at all the different elements that go into making a micro-budget film. 

In six days, in groups of five, you will write, film, edit and watch your own short film. You will gain insight into how each step of the process influences the next, taking a whistle-stop tour of story structure, script writing, continuity, camera shots, camera coverage and editing a film. 

What will I learn?

  • Understanding the basic skills required to create a film on a low-to no-budget.

  • How to write a short film.

  • How the editing process affects the way a film looks.

  • How and why collaboration is key when making a film.

  • You will receive a first draft, rough edit of the film you make for your records.

Key Information

This course is for participants aged 18 and above.

Acting experience is required, but this does not need to be professional. 

You should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0. Although English language tests aren't mandatory, we recommend that if you are a non-native English speaker without a Level 6 IELTS, then you must have the equivalent English language experience. This may be assessed via telephone call by the Admissions team. If you are unsure if you meet this requirement, please contact our Short Course team on [email protected].

You must be prepared to feature in a filmed piece containing yourself and other members of the course. This piece will be given to members of the course at the end of the week.  

You can apply for this course through us directly.

Course fee: £1,250

Application fee: £21  

If you are offered a place on this course you will need to pay a deposit of £125 within five days of the date of your offer email to secure your place. You will then need to pay the remainder of the course fee within 21 days at the latest.

Please see below for information about our cancellation / refund policy.

We're pleased to offer LAMDA graduates receive a 10% discount on this course. To receive the discount, please write to [email protected] including:

  • Full name:
  • Year of LAMDA graduation:
  • Course:
  • Short course(s) you wish to apply for:

Please do this before filling out your application, as we will provide you with a separate application link.