FilmNorth Academy (ages 17-24)
Starts June 17
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A THREE-WEEK CAMP, WITH A 5-WEEK BREAK BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND WEEKS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT EACH STUDENT ATTENDS ALL THREE WEEKS.
Week 1: Monday-Friday, June 17-21, 1-5pm
Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-August 2, 8am-5pm
Week 3: Monday-Friday, August 5-9, 1-5pm
FilmNorth Academy is a summer program for older teens and college students (age 17-24) currently studying film or interested in a career in film. The Academy provides a film school experience that combines film studies and film analysis with production and post-production. A series of guest artists will offer insight into different aspects of narrative filmmaking as the students work through developing, scripting, shooting, and editing their own short narrative films.
A public screening of the final films will be held at FilmNorth on Thursday, Aug 15, 7 pm. The program will include a Q& A with the filmmakers and a reception following the screening.
Prerequisite: Students interested in registering for the program need to complete an application. Applicants will be notified by March 29th, 2019. Accepted applicants will be given further instructions to complete their registration. TO APPLY, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION HERE.
The 2018 FilmNorth Academy group project.
Deacon Warner is the Youth Programs Director at FilmNorth, where he teaches and directs video production through in-school residencies, an after school video production program and youth summer programming. His students’ work has been accepted into many festivals and screenings and won numerous awards. As an independent filmmaker, Deacon has produced and directed a number of short documentaries including the award winning 56, the story of his father’s post-war football fame at the University of Minnesota. He is currently working on Radical Roots, a documentary about the food coop movement in the Twin Cities.
Max Becker is FilmNorth’s Director of Technical & Facilities Operations, a filmmaker, and musician. He—along with fellow Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduates Kevin Russell and Joe Clark—founded Northern Outpost Media, a Minneapolis-based production company that specializes in uniquely organic music videos. The company began in 2008 and produced over 20 episodes of an online web series that focused on the local music scene by showcasing bands and musicians in a live studio environment. A year later, Northern Outpost began producing distinctive music videos that premiered on MTV, The Fuse Network, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Paste Magazine.
Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy
- Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
- If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a camp, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid by cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
- For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
- Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.
- The FILMNORTH CAMP PARENT/GUARDIAN RELEASE FORM and FILMNORTH CAMP APPEARANCE RELEASE FORM must be completed and submitted prior to the start of the first camp session. A new set of forms must be completed for each camp. Please print, complete and return the two PDF forms below by: 1) emailing them to the Youth Programs Manager; or 2) mailing them via regular postal delivery to Youth Programs Manager, FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street #120, Saint Paul, MN 55114. You may also bring completed forms with you when you check your child in the first camp session. Students are not permitted to attend camps without signed forms.