2-Week Filmmaking Camp for Kids


Locations: New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach

Kid’s can easily explore their passion for film at the New York Film Academy’s 2-Week Filmmaking Camp. Our programs give students a chance to work hands-on with industry-standard cameras and equipment. The camp offers a great opportunity for students to dip their toe into the world of filmmaking. No experience is required, only enthusiasm!

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Our two-week camps challenge kids to bring a story to life with moving images. From the first day, students work hands-on with digital cameras and learn how to compose, direct, light and edit for quality images. While students will serve as writers and directors on their own projects, they will also build practical set experience by serving as assistant directors, actors, gaffers, and cameramen in their fellow student’s productions. Many kid’s cite the variety of their experiences and the chance to work with high-end equipment as the most enjoyable parts of the camp.

In the first week, campers create a short silent film to be celebrated at the end of the camp in a screening open to cast, crew, friends, and family. Then, in the second week, students build upon their knowledge in the second week to create a second film of greater complexity, to be viewed at their end of camp screening.

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.


2-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 & 2-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: $2,325

Start Dates for Available Locations:
• Los Angeles

Jul 10, 2023 – Jul 21, 2023
Jul 24, 2023 – Aug 4, 2023
Aug 7, 2023 – Aug 18, 2023

• New York City

Jul 10, 2023 – Jul 21, 2023
Jul 24, 2023 – Aug 4, 2023
Aug 7, 2023 – Aug 18, 2023

• South Beach

Jun 12, 2023 – Jun 23, 2023
Jul 10, 2023 – Jul 21, 2023

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