FilmNorth’s summer youth programs are going online! These weeklong film, photography, and animation camps provide a fun and interactive experience for youth ages 10-17 looking for exciting and creative programs, all from home. The summer camps will include both live interactive instruction and self-paced project development each day.

In addition, FilmNorth also offers the multi-week FilmNorth Academy – Home Edition for participants ages 17-24 to advance their skills in filmmaking, with workshops taught by professional local filmmakers and talent.

Camps are limited to 8 participants in order to promote collaboration and engagement. However, exceptions can be made as per instructor’s permission. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover camp tuition for students from low-income households that qualify for free and reduced-price lunch under the National School Lunch Program. For more information, contact our Youth Programs Manager at edownes@myfilmnorth.org.

NOTE: Participation in our online camps requires that you use the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance, it is highly recommended that you install Zoom to your computer rather than using it through a web browser. For extra security, a few days prior to the class start date we’ll e-mail you the link, ID, and password needed to access this class on Zoom. The instructor will be provided a student roster to take attendance. Click here for a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting and much more. 

Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Registration deadlines are listed with camp descriptions (click on camp title). 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 in 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.
  • If a camp is full and you’d like to be placed on a wait list, or if you have any questions, please contact the Youth Programs Manager.

2017 Music Video camp project.

 

Summer Camps

Short Cuts (ages 11-14)

Jon Leininger

Monday–Friday, June 15-19, 9am-12pm, Starts June 15

Screenwriting Boot Camp (ages 14-17)

David Grant

Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 1-4pm, Starts June 15

Conceptual Photography (ages 11-14)

Stephanie Colgan

Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 1-4pm, Starts June 15

Narrative Filmmaking (ages 14-17)

Thalia Drori Ramirez

Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 9am-12pm, Starts June 22

Stop Motion Animation (ages 11-14)

John Akre

Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 1-4pm, Starts July 6

On-Camera Acting (ages 13-17)

TBD

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 1-4pm, Starts July 13

Adobe Premiere Editing (ages 14-17)

Beth Peloff

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 1-4pm, Starts July 13

Short Cuts (ages 10-12)

Amelia Silbert

Monday–Friday, July 20-24, 9am-12pm, Starts July 20

Adventures in Cell Phone Photography (ages 14-17)

Cadex Herrera

M­onday-Friday, July 20-24, 1–4pm, Starts July 20

Cinematography 101 (ages 14-17)

Brandon Mitchell

Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 1-4pm, Starts July 20

Sound Design for Film (ages 14-17)

Emily Downes

Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9am-12pm, Starts July 27

Short Cuts (ages 11-14)

Kevin Kalla

Monday–Friday, August 3-7, 9am-12pm, Starts August 3

Pro Phone Photography (ages 14-17)

Cadex Herrera

Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 9am-12pm, Starts August 3

Adobe CC Animation (ages 14-17)

John Akre

Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 1-4pm, Starts August 10