1-Week Filmmaking Camp for Teens

Locations: New York City, Los Angeles, Harvard University, Walt Disney World® Resort, Florence, Paris, South Beach, Gold Coast, Sydney, Athens

Students at our 1-Week Filmmaking Camp for teens will eat, drink, and breathe moviemaking. The pace of this camp is feverish, and each student will complete a short project to be screened at the conclusion of the camp.

As in all of the New York Film Academy filmmaking camps, students will have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot and edit in a hands-on environment under the guidance of expert instructors with tremendous hands-on experience and training. Students may take the 1-Week Filmmaking Camp for teens and 1-Week Acting for Film Camp in two consecutive weeks.


The camp begins with two days of intensive study in camera, writing, and directing. On days three and four, students shoot their individual exercises. Day five is comprised of editing class and post-production.

In the 1-Week Filmmaking Camp for teens, each student will create his or her own digital film and will rotate among crew positions for each others’ projects.

Equipment and Facilities

Students enrolled in the Academy’s 1-Week Filmmaking Camp will use HD digital video cameras and digital editing software.

Workshop Goals

The teen 1-Week Filmmaking Camp was designed to serve the needs of different types of students. For students contemplating a longer-term education in filmmaking or a career in the entertainment industry, it is an excellent introduction. This one-week camp gives students an understanding of the requirements and rigors of filmmaking, as well as the exhilaration of seeing a project through completion.

For others, the 1-Week Filmmaking Camp is an escape vacationan opportunity to have fun doing something completely different. Some students are simply interested in learning about the way a movie is made.

In every category, we have had students return to the Academy for one of our longer, more involved programs. Many of our one-week students get “bitten by the film bug” during the program, and realize that one week will not fulfill their desire to learn all they can about the process of movie making. The limitations of a one-week camp should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting their craft.

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

Teen Film Camps


Tuition & Fees: $1,630

Room and Board is Additional
Housing: Click here for availabilities.

Start Dates for Available Locations:
• New York City

Jul 30, 2017 – Aug 5, 2017
Aug 6, 2017 – Aug 12, 2017

• Los Angeles

Jul 30, 2017 – Aug 5, 2017
Aug 6, 2017 – Aug 12, 2017
Aug 13, 2017 – Aug 19, 2017
Jan 7, 2018 – Jan 13, 2018

• Harvard University

Jul 23, 2017 – Jul 29, 2017
Jul 30, 2017 – Aug 5, 2017


Jul 23, 2017 – Jul 29, 2017

• Florence – Italy

Jul 23, 2017 – Jul 29, 2017
Aug 6, 2017 – Aug 12, 2017

• Paris – France

Aug 6, 2017 – Aug 12, 2017
Aug 13, 2017 – Aug 19, 2017

• Gold Coast, Australia

Sep 25, 2017 – Sep 29, 2017

• South Beach, Florida

• Sydney, Australia

Sep 25, 2017 – Sep 29, 2017

1 College Credits*:

*The New York State Board of Regents’ National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) Program, recommends New York Film Academy programs for college credit to over 1500 colleges and universities (nationalccrs.org)

Teen Camp Locations


All programs and workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and are not affiliated with Universal Studios, Harvard University, or Walt Disney World® Resort.
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