Summer Filmmaking Camps
Summer 2017 Film Camps. Registration is open.
- Young Authors Writing Camp: Ages 8-12 – Week of July 3rd (3-7)
- Photography & Digital Design: High School Students – Week of July 10th (10-14)
Day and Overnight, English and French, Filmmaking Camps
- Day Film Camp: Ages 9-11 – Weeks of July 17th (17-21) and/or 24th (24-28)
- Francophone Film Camp: Ages 10-17 – Week of July 24th (24-28th)
- Day Film Camp: Ages 12-14 – Weeks of July 31st (31 to Aug 4) and/or August 7th (7-11)
- Francophone Film Camp: Ages 10-17 – Week of August 7th (7-11)
- Day Film Camp: Ages 15-17 – Weeks of August 14th (14-18) and/or August 21st (21-25)
- Overnight Film Camp 1: Ages 9-12 –TBA – either week of August 21st or 28th at the Kiwanis Sunshine Point Camp in Harrow – staying in lodge
- Overnight Film Camp 2: Ages 13-16 – TBA – either week of August 21st or 28th at the Kiwanis Sunshine Point Camp in Harrow – staying the new new cabins
- Open Air Cinema: Mark your calendar for August 26th, 2017; FREE Family Event; Open to the Public
Our film camp had 123 participants ages 9-17 years enrolled in summer 2015, with an additional 60 in fall and spring programs. Participants can sign up for one or two weeks, but most attend summer camps for two weeks. Our week-long ‘boot camps’ offer a multidisciplinary arts and technology program that caters to aspiring filmmakers as well as those just interested in leaning how to make films or use the technology at home. By popular demand, a “Master Filmmaker” Class will be offered in summer 2016 for 18-21 year olds.
- Times: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (early drop off can be arranged at 7:45 am and/or late pick up at 5:30 pm – $5 extra per day)
- Cost: $195 per week / $350 per 2 weeks (Overnight camp is $350 for one week) – all listed fees include taxes – limited bursaries available
- Lunch and Snacks: Campers are asked to bring lunch each day (foods with nuts not permitted)
- Location: 586 Ouellette, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- Instructors: Film Graduates and Film Students (16 staff in summer 2017)
Sample Film Camp Schedule for camps for ages 9 – 18 years. No experience required.
- Monday: Production Team Placement and Script Concept Development
- Tuesday: Script Writing, Guest Speaker, Workshop and Field Trip
- Wednesday: Shooting, Editing and Workshop
- Thursday: Shooting, Editing and Field Trip
- Friday: Final Edits and Create Blooper Video, Guest Speaker and Family/Guest Showing at 3:30 pm
Camp Instructors and industry professionals guide participants as they to work in ‘production teams’ of 4-6 people to make a film each week. Classes include screenplay writing, pre-production, film editing, acting, cinematography, set design and more. Our ‘boot camp’ style of learning is a hands-on, fast-pace, facilitated learning environment with tight deadlines – mentors and coaches help to make the experience memorable and fun. Thanks to the community-at-large, we can also offer walking tours and location visits to help boost creativity in filmmaking.
An extra special thanks to Libro Credit Union for a $75,000 grant over 2015 and 2016. As a result, we have been able to purchase new DRSL cameras, iMACs, Final Cut Pro X, wall screens, projectors, tripods and more. Libro also helps to promote the camp to their members.
Thanks also to Amanda Gellman, CEO of MANAN Strategy / MANAN Media, who founded the camp and is a Board member of the Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media & the Creative Arts. Her company is a major sponsor and a long-term partner. In this capacity, Amanda serves as the Producer of Film Camp for Kids & Youth.