AKT Spring Half Term Holiday Course 2018

Make A Film In A Week


Our Make A Film In A Week course has been designed especially for those students wanting to focus on either Acting for Camera or on Film Production - or perhaps both!

Our unique integrated approach means that aspiring young actors develop screen acting techniques in front of the camera whilst aspiring filmmakers work behind the camera learning the skills of production. Both strands are based on real life situations and skills such as:

ACTING - how to do a screen audition, how to prepare a screen role, the practical skills of screen acting and industry jargon such as 'hitting your mark', maintaining continuity and doing 'pick ups'.

PRODUCTION - Understanding the different roles in a crew, the fundamentals of working as a team, what you need in your film making kit and developing the skills to utilise a basic kit.

This collaborative course is ideal for anyone wanting to acquire new skills and gain 'real' experience through a variety of exercises and projects. Students will work towards completing a minimum of two finished pieces including a short film and music video.

Please note all films are edited post course and emailed to the students as well as put on our vimeo channel. This editing is included in the price.

This course is ideal for absolute beginners, as well as for those students who are looking towards applying for BTEC GCSE or A-Level courses in Acting and Film.

Age Group:

The course is open to students 12-18 years old.

Dates & Fees:

Dates: 12th - 16th February 2018
Fee: Early bird: £200 - Sale ends on 2nd February.
Standard price: £225
AKT Members: £175

Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: ACT Hove, 170a Church Road, BN3 2DJ





'Task 67' This is the trailer for the short film made during AKT's Make a Film in a Week course 2016.


This video is from AKT our Make a Film in a Week 2016.

This was a class exercise where the children were given the song The Chemicals by Fragile Creatures and had a day to make a accompanying music video that tells a story. This video was made completely by the students. This is the result.

Meet the Tutor:

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Frankie Fairbrass is a director, screenwriter and editor from East London. Having studied at Brighton Film School, graduating with a BA Hons in Film Production, he has worked primarily in short film with his first film "Tip Off" (2014) being screened at CineCity.

Since then he has won awards for "Best Original Screenplay" for "Thinking Out Loud" (2015) at Fabrica Film Forum, "Runner Up Documentary" for "The Codfathers of Billingsgate" (2016) and "Best Director" for "My Son" (2017) while "Association" (2016) picked up six awards in the festival circuit. Working closely with Pier Street Films, he continues to write and direct with future feature projects on the horizon.