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.

2-Day Holiday Filmmaking Camp
for Teens


Locations: New York City, Los Angeles
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In the 2-Day Holiday Filmmaking Camp, students explore camera, lighting, sound, and post-production, and work collaboratively to shoot and edit exercises in high definition digital video.

As with all New York Film Academy programs, the focus is on learning by doing. Throughout their two days enrolled in the program teens will be tasked with not just directing a film, but writing, lighting, framing, filming, and producing. These essential skills will empower students to more easily explore their passion for filmmaking going forward.

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Students rotate through the necessary crew positions of director, cinematographer, assistant cameraperson and actor on location in and around the Academy’s campus locations in New York City or Los Angeles. Students use the foundation skills taught in class to create short, filmed scenes that will be celebrated at a screening on the conclusion of the second day.

The 2-Day Holiday Filmmaking Camp is a fun and fast-paced experience, excellent for local students or students visiting the Big Apple or Hollywood on holiday or vacation who want a hands-on introduction to the basic principles of filmmaking.

Want to learn more about the 2-Day Holiday Filmmaking Camp for teens or download an application? Click here to learn more about the application process.

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