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.

1-Week Filmmaking Camp for Kids


During summer 2021, as a result of ongoing restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, campers may not be permitted access to the Universal Studios backlot to execute their projects. In such a circumstance, NYFA will secure alternate appropriate outdoor locations for film productions.

2021 Locations: New York City, Los Angeles

The New York Film Academy’s 1-Week Filmmaking Camps introduce kids to the world of filmmaking and provide a fun and supportive environment to help them explore their passion for visual storytelling. No prior experience is required — only enthusiasm!

Like all New York Film Academy programs, our kid’s filmmaking camp emphasizes learning by doing. From the first day, students work hands-on with industry-standard digital cameras and learn how to compose, direct, light and edit for quality images. In addition to working on their own films, students also work as assistant directors, camera operators, actors, gaffers, and grips for their classmates.

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Kids in the one-week course create a short silent film to be celebrated at the end of the camp in a screening open to cast, crew, friends, and family.

New York City campers may use iconic downtown Manhattan and Battery Park as backdrops for their supervised projects. Los Angeles campers will shoot their productions on the Universal Studios backlot. South Beach, Miami, campers can expect a vibrant, sun-dappled background for their original productions.


Click here to learn more about the camp, the dates, and tuition information.

Please note that dates, prices, and curriculum are subject to change.


Tuition & Fees: $1,630 (USD)

Start Dates for Available Locations:
• New York City

• Los Angeles

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