Austin Film Festival – Virtual Summer Camp 

UPDATE: Austin Film Festival is going online for June summer camp, and hope to be in-house starting July. Join us for Virtual Film Camp! Designed for the young filmmaker stuck at home, these classes will provide both a fun and instructional creative outlet for your young storyteller. Whether a novice or advanced filmmaker, these classes are sure to take your campers’ filmmaking skills to the next level.

Austin Film Festival’s Summer Film Camp returns in June for its 18th year of screenwriting, filmmaking, and claymation classes. At Summer Film Camp, young filmmakers (ages 9-18) are surrounded by like-minded collaborators and guided by professional instructors who help ignite their creativity, inspiration, and skill sets. We offer morning, afternoon, and day-long sessions June 8 through July 31. Most sessions are one week long and will take place at First Baptist Church located at 901 Trinity St Austin, TX 78701. First Baptist Church is centrally located, has easy pick-up & drop off, and offers a unique array of filming locations.


Led by professional filmmakers, AFF’s Summer Film Camp provides campers with the venue, equipment, and team they need to create their very own short films. Campers learn everything they need to know to comfortably get behind the camera and turn their ideas into real movies. Furthermore, they have the unique opportunity to see their films on the big screen (and walk the red carpet!) at the annual Summer Film Camp showcase. Students also participate in inspirational panel discussions with visiting guest speakers, who in the past have included industry luminaries such as James V. Hart (writer Hook), Rita Hsiao (writer Toy Story 2), Robert Mark Kamen (writer The Karate Kid), Justin Marks (writer The Jungle Book), and Caroline Thompson (writer The Nightmare Before Christmas).


At Summer Film Camp, we want campers to make the best films they can. That’s why our professional instructors are hand-chosen to lead students through every part of the filmmaking process, from conception through final product. All instructors have backgrounds in both teaching and filmmaking so they can give students the guidance and support they need to truly shine. We focus on two things: storytelling and collaboration and believe that for any budding artist, these two things are of utmost importance. Storytelling allows campers to express themselves, while giving them a vehicle through which to practice their developing filmmaking skills.


Ages 9 to 18


Austin Film Festival’s Summer Film Camp
901 Trinity St.
Austin TX 78701
United States
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