1-Week Filmmaking Camp for Kids


Locations: New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach

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.


1-Week Filmmaking II Camp for Kids

Prerequisite: 1 or 2-Week Filmmaking Camp for Kids

Locations: New York City, Los Angeles

Designed expressly for our filmmaking camp graduates, 1-Week Filmmaking II Camps take kids to the next creative and technical level. Campers develop, pre-produce, and create a longer and more complex film project, learn additional crew roles and pay closer attention to set and costume design, locations, shot choices, and coverage.

The finished product is a film of up to five minutes. Classes focus on genre and style in topics including digital cinematography, screenwriting, editing practice and aesthetics, and directing for cinema.


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: $1,140

Room and Board Not Available

Start Dates for Available Locations:
• New York City

Jul 6, 2020 – Jul 10, 2020
Jul 20, 2020 – Jul 24, 2020
Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 7, 2020

• Los Angeles

Jul 6, 2020 – Jul 11, 2020
Jul 20, 2020 – Jul 25, 2020
Aug 3, 2020 – Aug 8, 2020

• South Beach, Florida

Jul 6, 2020 – Jul 10, 2020

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