Filmmaking and Acting Camps
At the summer camps in NYFA Florence, students can explore their interests in filmmaking and acting in a city full of inspirational history and culture. Located in the neighborhood of Santa Croce, whose curved streets are the remnants of the amphitheater built 2,000 years ago, our Florence campus is steps away from the picturesque Piazza Santa Croce. The summer film and acting camps for teens are held amid the greatest artistic and architectural works of the renaissance, and students will have the opportunity to use famous locations such as Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel, the Duomo, and the church of Santa Maria Novella as their backdrops.
NYFA Florence currently offers programs for teens aged 14-17 in filmmaking and acting for film. While a number of our programs based the US offer level-two classes, our Florence programs are offered at level-one only. Designed to immerse students in the art of cinematic storytelling, during these programs, students will learn to write, direct, shoot, edit, and act in their own short films.
NYFA Florence is located in a historic building that was rebuilt over the centuries on the ruins of the Roman amphitheater. During their time on campus, students will work in a modern, updated space with purpose-built classrooms and designated areas for filming and photography, as well as an expansive equipment office with a vast selection of professional-grade film production equipment, props, and software.
NYFA’s international faculty includes experienced filmmakers, photographers, and actors that possess a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields. Our faculty aims to prepare students for the most competitive creative industries by providing guidance and mentorship. Please note that our NYFA Florence classes are taught in English.
Teens in our Florence program reside in the quiet neighborhood of San Marco, located in the heart of Florence. We typically reserve hotel rooms for our students. As qualified counselors will also reside in the hotel, students are carefully supervised. Transportation to and from school is arranged in advance and students travel in pairs or groups morning and afternoon. A strict curfew is enforced and each room is checked every night by counselors who are always available and minutes away at all times. Please note that due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA may be unable to offer housing for in-person camps. For additional information, please contact a NYFA Youth Admissions representative at [email protected].
Florence is a small, but remarkably beautiful city, and mostly pedestrianized. Walking is the most pleasant way to visit most destinations. To provide students with the opportunity to walk around, parents have the option of signing a permission waiver, which allows students to explore the city of Florence without adult supervision. However, even if students have such permission, they must still report to a counselor with their destination and scheduled time of return. This is very important, otherwise the parental permission is not considered valid.
In Florence, NYFA students may visit art museums, theatres, piazzas, and more. Florence has abundant bookshops, Internet cafés, coffee shops, restaurants, cinemas, and stores. On weekends, students partake in organized activities. With staff and counselors, students may visit an off-site location. Out-of-town excursions are completely supervised and do not last more than one day, such as a day trip to see the highlights of Rome or Tuscany. These outings are conducted and chaperoned by Film Academy staff. Some extracurricular activities may incur an additional fee.
The streets of Florence are dotted with restaurants and cafés so everyone should find something to their taste. Dining is an art in Tuscany, to students with gourmet tastes, we say “buon appetito.” Students can reasonably expect to spend additional funds per day on food.