The world's largest youth drama festival

Film Festival

We're thrilled that after a successful launch in 2021, our Film Festival will be returning to schools across the UK in 2022. Through the project, young people will produce their own high-quality abridged Shakespeare movies, developing confidence, creativity and resilience in the process.

What is it?

Shakespeare Schools Film Festival is a cultural education project that supports schools to produce abridged Shakespeare films for a national showcase. You can see last year's entries via the link here.

Over several months, participating schools will be supported to produce their film with a series of CPD workshops and resources from professional film and drama facilitators. Our Shakespeare scripts have been abridged by acclaimed writers including Sir Tom Stoppard and Jamila Gavin, and our dedicated Programme Coordinators are on hand to support teachers through each step of the process.

Join the Festival now and give your students the chance to shine.

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How does it work?

Step One

The project begins with a series of online sessions from expert facilitators on how to prepare as a director, getting to know the story, characters and language, and preparing to realise your play on film.

You'll develop all the key skills you need for the project ahead. We'll cover everything from shooting to editing, lighting to syncing sound.

 

 Step Two

Prepare, film and edit your school's Shakespeare short film with the aid of our easy-to-use digital resources and videos.

Our friendly and experienced CSSF team will be available by phone and email to support you every step of the way.

 

Step Three

CSSF’s website becomes a national Shakespearean cinema, as the Festival reaches its thrilling climax.

We'll be hosting films from schools across the country and releasing them to a national audience. Watch out for our ‘Best of the Fest’ digital event - a final, celebratory showcase of the incredible creativity we’ve seen.

 

Try before you buy! Click the link below to download a selection of our National Curriculum-aligned resources on Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream absolutely free.

Download Resources

How much does it cost?

Independent schools: £690 (+VAT)
State schools: £550 (+VAT)

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Or, take a look at the other exciting programmes that we're running this year:

5,600
young people of all abilities and ages took part in our 2020 Festival

With us, young people from all walks of life get the chance to shine through the unique power of the arts.

About our impact
85%
of teachers say their students' academic attainment improved thanks to the Festival

We give young people a chance to learn in a fun and collaborative environment.

About our impact
95%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
95%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
98%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
98%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
86%
of teachers say their students improve academically

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
300,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

Our flagship project is the Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

Coram SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

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