Filmmaking camps

Find filmmaking camps for kids and teens listed below.

Filmmaking camps can be a great option for school-age kids, especially older ones. These camps allow your kids and teens to acquire knowledge, develop skills, and pursue a passion. They can also be lots of fun. Read more




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Programs specializing in Filmmaking (5 results)

Camps listed below specialize in filmmaking, including camps in a studio setting, and/or camps taught by Hollywood professionals. Consult listing s for details.

  • Online
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $230

With Film Camp In A Box, you receive everything you need to bring your imagination to life delivered right to your home. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $399

Campers will choose a song/mash up to story board and bring to life! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 9 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $230

With Film Camp In A Box, you receive everything you need to bring your imagination to life delivered right to your home. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 16 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $625

Explore the world around you through the lens of architecture and film making as we interpret the built environment. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $230

With Film Camp In A Box, you receive everything you need to bring your imagination to life - delivered right to your home! Read more

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Programs offering Filmmaking as an activity (16 results)

Camps offering filmmaking as one of several activities.

  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $244

Using a variety of free animation tools, we will explore the process of making animations on the computer. Read more

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  • Midtown, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $355

Join your team in competing to be the greatest Urban Adventures in the city through games, lessons, and foods! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $190

This Summer Camp will be exciting full of fun and learning for kids despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $300

Join us for our in person summer camp. We provide the proper safety protocols to make sure you and you child feel safe. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $200

This is the perfect program for you creative teen. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $350

Create dynamic 2D Animes & Animations! This two-week camp will cover the basics of both computer & classical animation. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $399

Join us for an action-packed week where you’ll write, shoot, and star in a mini-movie! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $25

This summer, Extra Ed has week-long programs in all your favorite subjects, like Coding, Anime, Chess, Movie-Making and more Read more

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  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $650

Computer program via game development. Python, GML, C#, and C++ on the GMlegacy, Unity, Unreal, and Visual Studio engines. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $120

This course provides students with the drawing skills needed to get accepted into Sheridan, Seneca and Calarts Animation. Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $129

Fun and Completely visual coding for kids ages 5-7 Read more

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  • Port Moody, BC
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $135

Our unique program includes STEM, drama, music, nature walks and many adventures! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $72

Be a filmmaker! Campers bring their imagination to life: character creation, digital storytelling & animation. Read more

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  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600

Computer program via game development. Python, GML, C#, and C++ on the GMlegacy, Unity, Unreal, and Visual Studio engines. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $165

A fun project-based workshop, campers will become digital storytellers by learning how to create and capture two stop films. Read more

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  • Aurora, ON
  • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $160

Spend your summer with STEAM at our hands-on, engaging camps! Read more

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Filmmaking camps near you

As filmmaking grows in popularity, the list of film and movie making camps continues to grow. Below, find a camp close to your area.

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More than just summer camp

For those interested in filmmaking, there are other options besides summer camp. Filmmaking programs are offered throughout the year. This includes after-school, evening, and weekend programs. Below, find the right program for you.

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Other camps you might look at

If your child is interested in filmmaking, you might also look into the following.

Acting and drama camps: Enable your son or daughter to unleash their creativity through movement, improvisation (improv), vocal training, and dance.  

Animation camps: Offer curriculum and teaching in specialized animation programs, software, techniques, and topics.

Visual arts camps: Focus on the fine arts, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and fashion.

Graphic design camps and programs: Teach kids basics in real-world design and presentation including design for logos, flyers, and more.

Writing and journalism camps: Teach and develop various writing skills, for both fiction and non-fiction, such as grammar, punctuation, clarity, creativity, stylistics, and engagement.

Video game design camps: Kids learn different types of design and function, creation of 3-D characters, lighting, sound effects, and programming with the best tools and technologies available today.

Skills learned at filmmaking camps

Filmmaking camps enable kids to acquire critical knowledge and skills. They’ll also learn about the film and possibly the television industry. This can be useful during childhood, the teen years, and throughout one’s life. It can also open up interesting learning pathways, both in school and out. 

Here are some skills and knowledge your child will likely acquire at a filmmaking camp:

  • Film direction
  • Film production
  • Cinematography
  • Storytelling
  • Scriptwriting
  • Storyboarding
  • Film media
  • Videography

Depending on the level and focus of the camp, your child may also acquire other important skills and knowledge: 

  • History of cinema
  • Camera work
  • Digital animation
  • TV vs. movies
  • Character development
  • Sound production
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Benefits of filmmaking camps

Film and movie-making camps can inspire and motivate your child, give them technical know-how, and introduce them to a new industry.

Beyond these, there are numerous other potential perks of these camps. They include:

Possible career trajectories of filmmaking camps

Many filmmaking camps give kids specific pathways to pursue educational opportunities. This includes pursuing specific, arts-focused programs in high school, community college, or university.

Filmmaking camps can also open the door to potential career paths. These include both high-level and more technical and specialized careers in the film or television industry.

High-level careers

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Film editing
  • Screenwriter
  • Casting director

Technical and specialized careers

  • Location manager
  • Set designer
  • Grip
  • Runner
  • Gaffer
  • Makeup artist
  • Costume designer
  • Camera operator
  • Props manager
  • Marketer and distributor
  • Production designer
  • Sound designer
  • Visual effects artist

Choosing the right filmmaking camp for your child

What’s the best way to choose the right filmmaking camp for your child? First, think more seriously about them: their age, experience, interests, and goals. 

  • Is your child aiming to just learn the basics of filmmaking? Or are they looking to take an important step towards a career in this field? 
  • Do they want to focus on a specific area of filmmaking, such as cinematography? Or are they looking to acquire a more general background?

Then, of course, you should look closely at the camps themselves. Talk to directors and staff, and visit camps whenever possible. For instance, if it’s a camp focusing on visual storytelling, you may ask the following questions:

  • How do you teach visual storytelling?
  • Is there a specific approach you use?
  • Does my child need any specific background in this area?
  • How might this skill help my child?
  • What careers might this skill provide the basis for?

Other resources

For further guidance on choosing the right camp for your child, check out the following resources on Our Kids.net:

Finally, to learn more about filmmaking, check out the following sources:

NYU: The Beginner’s Guide to the Filmmaking Process
Master Class: Film 101
Studio Binder: What is Cinematography?



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