Summer camps for 2021 are currently being planned for both in-person and online options. However, due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA will be unable to offer housing for in-person teen camps. Families will need to secure their own housing for campers and provide any necessary off-campus supervision, if traveling to a NYFA teen summer camp from another city, state or country. All after-school and weekend camps will be conducted online, until further notice. To view all camps and workshops offered, please click here.

2-Day Holiday Filmmaking & Acting
Camps for Kids


The New York Film Academy’s 2-Day Holiday Camps are conveniently designed for Kids who are seeking an introduction to the basic principles of filmmaking and acting for the camera or for young artists from anywhere in the world who would like to join us virtually.

For Winter 2021, our 2-Day Holiday for Kids will be held online only. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to read more.

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2-Day Holiday Filmmaking Camps

(7 hours per day, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break)

With a focus on NYFA’s signature style of learning-by-doing, students explore camera, on-set experience and post-production, and work collaboratively to shoot and edit a short scene. During this 2-day program, students will be tasked with directing, writing, framing, filming, and producing a film. These essential skills will empower students to continue exploring their passion for filmmaking even after camp.

2-Day Holiday Acting for Film Camps

Holiday camp students are introduced to the basics of acting for film, scene study, and audition technique, while gaining hands-on experience rehearsing and filming a scene against the backdrop of Los Angeles or Battery Park in Manhattan. The immersive and active nature of our camp means that even in this short time, campers will develop new skills and come away with original work they can be proud of.

2-Day Holiday Online Programs – Kids and Teens

Acting for Film – Online Scene Workshop

(3 hours per day, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST/ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST)

A two day scene based online workshop for kids and teens. Students are sent scripts before the first class to memorize. In class, they learn the basics of scene analysis and partner work focused on moment to moment discovery. Culminating in a final live performance with all workshop participants.

Dates: December 28th and 29th
Tuition: $300

Filmmaking – Online Short Film Challenge

(3 hours per day, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. PST)

A two day, online short film challenge for kids and teens. Students are given specific conditions for their project in a 48 hour film festival style. In class, they will learn the basics of storytelling, cinematography and editing as they make their own short films. Culminating in a final screening of their work with all workshop participants.

Dates: December 28th and 29th
Tuition: $300

If you need assistance, please contact us immediately at or call us at +1 212-674-4300 (New York), +1 818-333-3558 (Los Angeles), or +1 305-534-6009 (South Beach) so we can assist you.

2021 in-person and online Summer Camps are now scheduled and accepting application! Click here to learn about Summer Camps, After-School and Weekend programs being offered this year.