1-Week Filmmaking Camp for Kids


During summer 2022, 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.

2023 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.


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: $1,225 (USD)

Start Dates for Available Locations:
• New York City

Jul 10, 2023 – Jul 14, 2023
Jul 24, 2023 – Jul 28, 2023
Aug 7, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023

• Los Angeles

Jul 10, 2023 – Jul 14, 2023
Jul 24, 2023 – Jul 28, 2023
Aug 7, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023

• South Beach

Jun 12, 2023 – Jun 16, 2023
Jul 10, 2023 – Jul 14, 2023

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