Elstree Studios, the world famous Film and Television Studio, invites students in Hertsmere aged between 10 years and 18 years to take part in making a short film.  You can take part in film making workshops on either Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th April at Elstree University Technical College where you will be:

•      Provided with state of the art equipment, expertise and production know-how to help you to learn the filmmaking process.
•      Attend an award celebration at Elstree Studios. Students under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. The theme of the film will celebrate the heritage and filmmaking of Elstree Studios.

How you execute this theme is entirely up to you - it could be an animation, or a documentary. You will make your film and upload it onto our website.



What is Elstree Studios and why are they doing this?

Elstree Studios is London’s number 1 Film and Television Studio. Known as the birthplace of Star Wars, some of the most famous films in the world have been produced at Elstree Studios including the Indiana Jones and Star Wars trilogies, Superman, The Shining and most recently The King’s Speech, Paddington, Suffragette and The Danish Girl. Elstree Studios is home to some of the top shows on British television today including The Crown, Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother and The Voice.

Elstree Studios recognises the huge influence the local community has on its business. Not just from direct employees but also the huge economic impact of indirect business, from hotels to taxi drivers. Everyone in the local community touches or impacts the studios in some way – often going back generations. To celebrate film making at the studios, we wanted to collaborate with students aged between 10 years and 18 years of age in the Hertsmere area by engaging with local students. Elstree UTC will be offering film making workshops on two Open Days – Wednesday 4 th and Thursday5 th April between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm. Students should bring their own packed lunch and must be accompanied by an adult if they are under 16 years of age.

What does the film have to be about?

The theme of the film will celebrate filmmaking and must be a U certificate. Details can be found on the BBFC website: 

How students execute this theme is entirely up to them - it could be an animation, a documentary or a romantic drama!

What are the timelines for making the film?

We are launching the film festival and inviting students to participate on two open days – 4 th and 5 th April with the film festival film delivery to take place before 17 th June 2018. After the open days, students will make their own film independently and upload it onto our website. We will then have a celebration at Elstree Studios in their events space in July.

How do we enter?

To gain a headstart apply to our upcoming masterclasses using the Eventbrite link below. To register for the competition alone, simply email EUTC at


EFF Masterclasses 

Elstree Film Festival  

Take part in our annual film festival. Film making masterclasses running on the 4th and 5th of April.

Studio Way
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5NN
United Kingdom

On site parking will be made available for all participants.

Please apply through our registration process below to select tickets to the event for masterclasses.