The Elstree Film Festival returns
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Elstree Studios, Dreamcatcher Film Camps and Elstree Screen Arts Academy ran the fourth annual Elstree Film Festival (EFF) in the October half term.
After a break in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elstree Studios were thrilled to be relaunching the EFF. The Festival is a free event, sponsored by Elstree Studios, which aims to introduce local school students between the ages of 9 and 14 to the world of film-making, working with industry professionals at the specialist academy, ESA in Borehamwood. Students had the opportunity to make their own short films from scratch, having a go at script-writing, producing, directing and acting.
The week commenced with a masterclass in screenwriting, character development and plot outline before students split into their age appropriate film-making crews in order to begin writing their scripts and planning their mini-productions. ESA allowed pupils the run of its state-of-the-art building which provided the perfect backdrop for the setting of the films.
The week produced 4 fantastic short films: ‘Hide and Seek’, ‘Jingle Bells Die’, ‘The Vanish’ and ‘Murder Backstage’.
Watch the fantastic films that were made here:
Hide and Seek
Jingle Bells… Die
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